Gunman kills five in Israeli ultra-Orthodox town

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Gunman kills five in Israeli ultra-Orthodox town:The attack comes after two ISIL-claimed attacks in a week in Israel.
A gunman has killed at least five people in Bnei Brak, an ultra-Orthodox suburb of the Israeli city Tel Aviv, before being fatally shot.

“We unfortunately have to note that five people have died,” Eli Bin, the head of the Magen David Adom emergency responders, said.
Another person suffered life-threatening injuries, according to a spokesperson for the ZAKA rescue service.
Another person suffered life-threatening injuries, according to a spokesperson for the ZAKA rescue service.

Police said in a statement that a man armed with an assault rifle had opened fire on passers-by in two different locations in Bnei Brak, in Tel Aviv’s east. He was shot by officers at the scene.

Police said in a statement that a man armed with an assault rifle had opened fire on passers-by in two different locations in Bnei Brak, in Tel Aviv’s east. He was shot by officers at the scene.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the country is gripped by a “wave of murderous Arab terrorism” and called an emergency meeting of top security officials.

The attack is the latest in a series of incidents that have raised security concerns in Israel. It came two days after a shooting in the city of Hadera that left two police officers dead, and a week after a stabbing in the southern city of of Beer al-Sabe (Be’er Sheva) in which four people were killed.

ISIL claimed responsibility for both attacks in the past week, in which the assailants were killed.

Authorities on Tuesday said Israeli security forces had raided the homes of at least 12 Palestinian citizens of Israel, and arrested two suspected of having ties to ISIL, as part of a security crackdown sparked by the recent attacks.
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