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Two tourists from UAE mistakenly arrested after attempted mob hit in Tel Aviv

The scene of a crime-related shooting on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, August 2, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
The scene of a crime-related shooting on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, August 2, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Two people who were arrested and then released after an attempted mob hit in Tel Aviv are tourists from the UAE, the Walla news site reports.

The two were detained after shots were fired on central Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Street yesterday, in what police said was a crime-related incident.

They were quickly released after it became clear that they were not involved in the shooting.

An initial investigation found that two suspects riding a motorcycle fired shots at a third man who was in a car on the street.

Police say the target is a known criminal.

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