At least five people were killed in armed attacks in the Orthodox town of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv on Tuesday, rescue workers said.
“We have unfortunately found the death of five people,” Elie Bin, director of Magen David Adom, the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross, told the Kan channel, thus raising a previous toll reporting on the rise. two dead and several injured.
These attacks are the third in a week in Israel.
On Sunday in Hadera, in northern Israel, two Israeli police officers were killed in a shooting claimed by Daesh. The Israeli police have also identified the assailants who were shot as Israeli Arab agents of Daesh.
On March 22, in Beersheva (south), four Israelis – two men and two women – were killed in a knife and ramming attack perpetrated by a man inspired by the ideology of the IS group. The assailant was a teacher sentenced in 2016 to four years in prison for planning to travel to Syria to fight in Daesh and for preaching his apology.