To personer er drept og åtte skadet i et væpnet angrep mot en bar i Dizengoff Street 130 sentralt i Tel Aviv. Ugjerningsmannen kom seg unna.

Politiet og byens borgermester ser ut til å ville tone ned det inntrufne så mye som mulig:

The circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear. Police are still uncertain if the attack was nationalistically motivated, or possibly a hate crime.

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai rushed to the scene of the shooting attack told assembled media there that in his opinion the attack «appears to be a terrorist attack motivated by nationalism.»

Er det den siste tidens «knivintifada» som er mutert til noe annet og verre?

En øyenvitneskildring kan tyde på at dette med nasjoner ikke er så viktig for terroristen:

«After the second gunshot, a father ran in here with his son and yelled, ‘Get down!’ We still didn’t process what was going on. Suddenly there was a shot toward the coffee shop in which we were sitting. Then I saw the gunman standing right in front of me. He had a black jacket, black hair, a goatee, and he was holding his rifle with two hands.»

«We dropped to the floor and I remember the smile on his face,» she said. «He shot once again toward the cafe. Suddenly, he fled and people began running after him. People were collapsing because of the stress, but there weren’t casualties where I was.»

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Den italienske Jerusalem-korrespondenten Francesco Battistini siterer pubens innehaver Nat Shakked på at det helt sikkert var et terrorangrep, og ikke en hatforbrytelse, slik politiet ikke vil utelukke.

Angrepets signatur – hva angår såvel angrepsmål som ugjerningsmannens adferd, ytre og angrepsvåpen – ser i sum islamistisk ut. En IS-sympatisør kan neppe a priori utelukkes.

 

Jerusalem Post Corriere della Sera

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