Five people have been shot dead on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, Israel, medics say, in the third deadly attack of its kind within a week.
It happened in Bnei Brak, one of the country’s most populous ultra-Orthodox Jewish areas.
The gunman was shot dead by police, a paramedic at the scene said.
Israel security forces were on high alert after attacks by Israeli Arabs last Tuesday and Sunday, which left six people dead.
Footage from the scene shows the gunman in dark clothing crossing a road and raising an automatic weapon.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is holding an emergency security meeting.
“Israel is facing a wave of murderous Arab terrorism,” he said. “The security forces are operating. We will fight terror with perseverance, stubbornness and an iron fist.”
Former Prime Minister and current opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel was “in the midst of a dangerous wave of terrorism that we have not seen for many years… Determined action must be taken to restore peace and security to the citizens of Israel”.

Credit: BBC

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