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Shooting Incident in Tel Aviv Leaves One Injured, Suspected Attacker Shot Dead

A shooting incident on a street in central Tel Aviv on Saturday has left at least one man in serious condition, according to Israeli police. The suspected shooter, who was “apparently” a resident of the Palestinian town of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, was shot dead by a municipal patrol officer, as reported by Tel Aviv’s mayor, Ron Huldai, to Israel’s public broadcaster.

Details surrounding the incident remain limited, with the Inspector General of the Israel Police confirming the attacker’s Palestinian origin but not providing further information. A police spokesman, while confirming that the shooter had been “neutralised,” did not disclose additional details about the suspect.

The shooting incident occurred just a day after a tragic event where a Palestinian teen was killed in an attack by Israeli civilians on a Palestinian village in the West Bank. The situation in the region has been marked by escalating violence, with an increase in Israeli raids following a surge in Palestinian street attacks on Israelis over the past year.

Washington has expressed concern over the growing number of attacks by Jewish settlers on Palestinian villages in the West Bank, highlighting the escalating tensions in the area.

The victim in critical condition is identified as a municipal patrol worker, according to Tel Aviv’s mayor, Ron Huldai. The city’s mayor revealed that the patrol worker had approached the attacker after noticing something suspicious, leading to the shooter firing at him.

“We are standing at a very sad incident,” Mayor Huldai expressed, acknowledging the gravity of the situation. “We are praying for the well-being of the injured.”

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