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Security Beefs Up In Israel, After Killing of Five In Fresh Attack

Five people have been shot dead on the outskirts of Tel Aviv in Israel 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.

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Residents in Bnei Brak and the neighboring town of Ramat Gan reported that a man had driven around and opened fire at passers-by on Tuesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held an emergency security meeting and his security cabinet will convene today.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas condemned the killings of the Israelis, the official Palestinian Wafa news agency said.

However, the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which governs Gaza, praised the attack, saying: “we express our blessing to the Tel Aviv operation.”

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