Israeli police investigate whether shooting in Tel Aviv was first attack by ISIS

Israeli police investigate whether shooting in Tel Aviv was first attack by ISIS
(Image: Israeli police via Daily Mail)

Police are investigating if a shooting which left two dead in a bar in Israel was the first terror attack inspired by ISIS on the country as officers hunt the gunman.

The gunman entered a grocery store in central Tel Aviv, pulled out a gun and opened fire on customers at a nearby restaurant, leaving two dead and at least seven others seriously wounded.

Local media reports have named the alleged suspect as Nashad Milkham, a 29-year-old Arab Israeli man from Wadi Ara, who was arrested for trying to take a soldier’s gun in 2007.

His father, a volunteer with the Israeli police, identified him after watching the CCTV footage and contacted the police.

Yesterday a tweet was posted warning of an attack on the street in Tel Aviv. The tweet claimed to be representing ISIS although the jihadi group have not claimed official responsibility for the attack.

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