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Terrorist Attack In Israel Leaves Four Dead (Video)

Two gunmen identified as Palestinians opened fire on June 8 killing four Israelis and wounding at least five others at the Sarona Market, a popular shopping center in Tel Aviv, Israel. The attack was caught on surveillance video (below).

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the suspects were captured, notes CNN.

Tel Aviv district police commander Moshe Edri said one of the suspects was being treated for a wound sustained from gunfire, reports CBS News.

Conflict News tweeted a video (below) of an Israeli police officer shooting one of the suspects.

In the terror attack video, the two suspects, reportedly dressed as ultra-Orthodox Jews, walk into a dining area and started blasting away.

"People were having coffee," Amir Ohana, a member of the Israeli Parliament and a witness, told CNN. "I saw a birthday cake on one of the tables. And then you see the chairs upside down and glass shattered and blood all over."

An unidentified U.S. State Department source told CBS News that no Americans were injured or killed in the incident.

According to Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital, four of the wounded Israelis are in critical condition.

Hamas, the Palestinian group that holds power in Gaza, did not take credit for the attack, but Hamas official Mushir al-Masri called the attack a "heroic operation." Hamas also said there would be more "surprises" for "Zionists" during Ramadan.

U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement that it was a "horrific terrorist attack" and added that "cowardly attacks against innocent civilians can never be justified."

An unidentified U.S. law enforcement source told CBS News that the suspects are two cousins: Mohammed Ahmed Musa Mahamra and Haled Mohammed Musa Mahamra.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the attack was "a savage crime, murder in the heart of Tel Aviv," notes CNN, and added, "We will take the necessary steps to attack the attackers and defend those who need to be defended."


Sources: CBS News, Conflict News/Twitter, CNN / Photo Credit: Unknown Source via YouTube

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