J Street condemns the shooting attack by a Palestinian citizen of Israel which killed two people and wounded seven others in Tel Aviv on Friday. We are horrified at this latest example of senseless and murderous violence against Israeli civilians, which continues to achieve nothing but the further increase of hatred, fear and grief. Our hearts go out to all of the victims and their families, and we hope for the swift recovery of the injured.
We note with grave concern that the shooter is still at-large, and that security forces are now conducting a major manhunt in the Tel Aviv area. Our thoughts are with the millions of citizens who remain under threat, fearing for the lives of their families and keeping children home from school.
The family of the shooter has condemned his actions and urged him to surrender to the authorities. We hope he will soon be apprehended and brought to justice.