Published On: Fri, Jan 8th, 2016

Tel Aviv Gunman killed by security forces

Nashat Melhem,   who is suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting attack in the center of Tel Aviv

 

Nashat Melhem, who perpetrated the shooting attack at the Tel Aviv bar on Friday, January 1, has been shot and killed by Israeli security forces in Arar, his hometown northern Israel. Melhem killed two Israelis and injured seven.

Israeli police spokesperson Luba Samri said in a statement that Israeli police had tracked Melhem down in a building in Arara “using all legally-available resources and methods.”

She said that he left the building “shooting at forces, who responded by opening fire, resulting in his death at the scene.” Police spokesperson added that no Israeli forces were injured during the exchange of gunfire.

 

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