April 07, 2023: Yousef ِAhmad Abu Jaber, 44, was killed in Tel Aviv after reportedly carrying out a car-ramming and shooting attack near a beach in Tel Aviv, killing an Italian citizen.
Israeli daily Haaretz said, “A police officer and a municipal ranger arrived at the scene, and as they noticed the attacker attempted to reach a rifle-like object that was with him, they shot at him and killed him.
According to a police source, no weapon was found in Jaber’s vehicle, but rather a toy gun.”
The Italian citizen, lawyer from Rome who was vacationing in Tel Aviv, has been idented as Alessandro Parini, 35.
Israeli sources said five tourists were injured before the police killed the driver,
The Italian citizen, lawyer from Rome who was vacationing in Tel Aviv, Alessandro Parini, 35, was killed in a car-ramming and shooting attack near a beach in Tel Aviv.
Israeli daily, Haaretz, said Parini, an Italian lawyer from Rome who was vacationing in Tel Aviv, was killed, and five tourists were injured in what is believed to be a ‘car-ramming and shooting attack’ near a beach in Tel Aviv before the police killed the attacker, 44, Yousef Abu Jaber, 44, a married father of five daughters from Kafr Qassem.
Haaretz also said that the incident occurred at about 21:35 Friday when the attacker drove on the bike lane of “Charles Clore Park,” hitting six pedestrians.
Three persons suffered moderate wounds, including a man, 74 years of age, and a teenage girl, 17, and that the two other wounded persons, a 50-year-old man and a woman, 70, suffered mild injuries. Some of the wounded were British and Italian citizens.
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According to Haaretz, an eyewitness said a vehicle sped after and entered a gas station nearby the incident before gunshots were heard, and then the vehicle which was used in the incident turned rightwards and rolled over.
Breaking: Multiple wounded after shooting in the area of the Tel Aviv promenade in Israel. pic.twitter.com/TzitMOoHtL
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Yousef’s family said they were shocked to hear about the incident and added that they would have prevented this from happening if they had known anything in advance and that he was a very quiet, respectful person and never had any ideological way of thinking.
Yousef was an Israeli citizen from Kafr Qassem Arab town, about twenty kilometers east of Tel Aviv. Source: IMEMC