The four people killed after a pair of gunmen opened fired on at an upscale market in Tel Aviv Wednesday night have been identified by Israeli police.
• Idan Ben Arieh, 42, from Ramat Gan, which is east of Tel Aviv
• Ilana Naveh, 39, from Ramat Gan
• Michael Faiga, 58, from southern Israel
• Mila Meshayev, 32, from Rishon LeZion, which lies just south of Tel Aviv
They died after two shooters, identified as Palestinians, opened fire at the Sarona Market — a popular food and shopping complex near the Israeli Defense Ministry — shattering what was a serene night with chaos and bloodshed.
In total, 13 people suffered gunshot wounds, according to Israel’s national emergency medical service. Four people, including one suspect, are still being treated at hospitals, Israeli police say.
The attackers were dressed as Hasidic Jews, a law enforcement source briefed by Israeli officials said. Police officers shot one of the suspects. The other surrendered, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
“People were having coffee,” Amir Ohana, a member of the Israeli Parliament who was at the market. “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.”
Surveillance footage from a cafe near the shooting scene showed chaos as panicked customers knocked over chairs and tables as they rushed to escape. People crawled across the floor and others carried children in their arms.
A pair of suspects were identified by the mayor of their hometown on Thursday. as Israeli authorities have issued a gag order on reporting details that could identify the attackers.
Rosenfeld said earlier that two terrorists were captured, with one shot and the second arrested at the market.
According to Israel’s security agency, they are both Palestinians from a village in the southern West Bank, near the city of Hebron. Both are in their 20’s.
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