The southern Israeli town of Rahat has been rocked by a violent shooting, which has seen five people injured in the incident. This is the latest outbreak of gun violence in a country on edge, after a spate of similar attacks in recent weeks.
This latest attack occurred on Friday, leaving two casualties in the ICU and occurred just one day after a terrorist killed three people and injured 10 in Tel Aviv. At this stage Police believe that this attack is due to an ongoing feud between two families and not terrorism. Police arrested four unidentified suspects on Saturday in relation to the incident.
On Wednesday another cafe owned by the same family was targeted by gunfire, due to it being tolerated that men and woman sit together in these establishments. Two residents of Rahat were arrested over Wednesday’s shooting.
Footage posted to Twitter shows the aftermath of Friday’s incident, with damage to the establishment clearly visible in the videos.
One witness told Haartez newspaper that “it was like a terrorist attack, shots all over the place.””Masked men started breaking things in the cafe. There was a lot of chaos. It was scary.”
Since the beginning of last month at least 14 people have been killed in seperate terrorist attacks across Israel.