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Paramedics treating victims after a terror attack at the Beersheba central bus station on October 18, 2015. (Screen capture: Channel 2)
Paramedics treating victims after an  attack at the Beersheba central bus station on October 18, 2015. (Screen capture: Channel 2)

Israeli police say several Israelis are wounded in a suspected shooting attack at a bus station in southern Israel.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says shots were heard coming from the bus station in Beersheba on Sunday. She says an attacker has been killed.

Eli Bin, the head of Israel’s rescue service MDA, told Israeli Channel 2 TV that five people were wounded in the incident.

Israeli media reported there may have been more than one attacker and they may have been armed with knives.

Police are searching the area and investigating the circumstances behind the incident.

In response to the attack, Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan (Bayit Yehudi), who grew up in Beersheba, called on the international community to stop the Palestinian Authority’s incitement to terrorism.

“The international community must urgently act to curb the incitement and the encouragement  of terrorism by the leaders of the Palestinian Authority, and not to plummet into initiatives such as internationalizing Temple Mount, which only encourage terrorism,” said Ben-Dahan, referring to recent suggestions to place the site under international supervision.

Speaking of the scene of the attack, he added that “unfortunately, the terrorists don’t stop. This is a stepping up from knife attacks to shooting.”

“I call again on the government to expel the families of terrorists. This is the only step that will deter them from carrying out the next terrorist attack,” he said.

 

Associated Press

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