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New terrorist attack in Israel. Last night, two Palestinian young men opened fire on unarmed civilians at Sarona, one of the most popular markets in Tel Aviv, near the Army General Headquarters. According to preliminary reports, the first gunman opened fire on passers-by, then another one joined him. Data provided by the police state that four people died and five were injured. At least two of the latter are in serious condition. Among the injured, according to Radio Military, there would also be one of the attackers.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz mentioned a suspected “terrorist attack”, and then the police confirmed the news: police spokesman revealed that the bombers are two Palestinians, about 20 years of age. The young men are from Atta, a village near Hebron in the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has called an emergency meeting upon his return from Russia. No Palestinian organization has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Israeli has answered immediately. In response to the attack, the country has suspended entry permits for 83 thousand Palestinians during the month of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month. “All permits for Ramadan, especially for families from Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) in Israel, have been frozen”, it brings a note of authority of the government of the Territories (COGAT). This decision will affect 83 thousand Palestinians, but also 500 other Gaza residents who had been allowed to visit their relatives during the month dedicated to prayer and fasting.

The United States have condemned the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv “in the strongest terms possible”, defining it “coward”. A note of the State Department points out that nothing can justify “cowardly attacks against innocent civilians.” The State Department also expressed its condolences to the victims’ families.

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