Five people have been shot dead by a Palestinian gunman in a suburb of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, in the third deadly attack of its kind in a week. It happened on Tuesday evening in Bnei Brak, one of the country’s most populous ultra-Orthodox Jewish areas. The gunman was shot dead by police, a paramedic at the scene said.
Israel security forces were on high alert after attacks by Israeli Arabs last Tuesday and Sunday, which left six people dead. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the country was “currently dealing with a new wave of terrorism”.
We are dealing with a cunning enemy. I warned earlier in this series that other violent tyrants would draw strength from the tyrant Putin and here we see it in the very heart of the Lord’s Nation. This is a tactic of Satan. Focus all attention on one place and attack somewhere else. Jerusalem is not just “Somewhere else” but the Nation he hates more than any other. We must keep our eyes on the world as we pray for the peace of Jerusalem.