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5 dead in less than 10 minutes: The Bnei Brak terrorist’s shooting spree

A terrorist aims a rifle at a passerby in Bnei Brak, on March 29, 2022. (Screen capture)
A terrorist aims a rifle at a passerby in Bnei Brak, on March 29, 2022. (Screen capture)

Channel 13 breaks down the shooting spree of Palestinian terrorist Diaa Hamarsheh, who killed five people in Bnei Brak earlier tonight.

Hamarsheh arrived in Bnei Brak in a vehicle and disembarked on Jabotinsky street at 7:56 p.m.

While standing in front of a local store, he pulled out his weapon and tried to fire at passersby, barely missing a pedestrian and a man on his bicycle.

The attacker then continued to Bialik Street, but did not find anyone there so he moved on to a nearby grocery store where he shot dead two people.

Hamarsheh continued to fire at passersby, but his gun jammed briefly. A car being driven by Bnei Brak resident Ya’akov Shalom then passed by. Hamarsheh shouted “stop” as he pointed his rifle through the window and fired, killing Shalom.

At this point, six minutes had passed since the start of the killing spree. Hamarsheh then proceeded to Herzl Street where he shot dead a fourth victim who was protecting his baby from the gunfire.

As Hamarsheh continued down Herzl Street, two officers on a police motorcycle confronted him and began firing. Hamarsheh returned fire, managing to strike one of the offices, Amir Khoury, who later died of his wounds.

The second officer managed to lethally strike Hamarsheh, bringing an end to the deadly spree.

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