Attacks in Tel Aviv, West Bank kill 3 as Israel-Palestinian tensions continue to mount
Israel-Palestinian tensions continue to mount after deadly attacks after a night of crossborder strikes in Gaza and Lebanon following Israeli police raids in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque earlier this week.
In the lasted escalation, an Italian tourist was killed and five people were wounded in a car-ramming in Tel Aviv on Friday.
The incident occurred hours after two Israeli sisters were killed in a shooting attack in the occupied West Bank.
As reported, a car ploughed into a group on a street near a popular bike and walking path on a Tel Aviv promenade.
The driver was shot dead by a nearby police officer when he tried to pull a gun, the police said.
Reportedly, an Israeli security source has identified the assailant as an Arab citizen of Israel from the town of Kafr Qassem.
Two Israeli sisters, aged 20 and 16 with joint British nationality, were killed and their mother wounded in a shooting attack on their car near the Jewish settlement of Hamra in the Jordan Valley earlier on Friday.
The tensions threatened to spiral into a wider conflict overnight as Israel responded to a barrage of rockets by hitting targets linked to the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza and southern Lebanon, but the fighting entered a cease on Friday.