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        8/2/2009, Av 12, 5769

      Aharonovitch:Tel Aviv Shooting Was Criminally-Motivated


      At least two people were murdered and 12 wounded on Saturday night in a shooting in Tel Aviv. The attack took place at a center for the homosexual community located at the corner of Ahad Ha'am and Nahmani streets. The center was holding an event for teenagers at the time of the attack. The perpetrator, who was dressed in black, fled the scene and has not yet been located. Police believe the weapon used in the attack was an M-16.

      The Minister of Public Affairs, Yitzchak Aharonovitch, stated in response to Saturday night’s shooting at a club as a severe incident. Aharonovitch said that the incident was most likely criminally motivated. He furthermore stated that the police still don’t have a clear picture and that it’ll be a matter of time before the pieces of eye-witness accounts could be put together.

      Thousands gathered in Tel Aviv’s Meir Park to protest the murderous attack. Some of the protestors created a makeshift memorial to those killed after they marched from the scene of the attack.