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Medics: 2 suspected Arab gunmen killed and shot in Israel

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Two suspected Arab gunmen killed and then shot two people in Israel on Sunday, an ambulance service said, as the US Secretary of State and three Arab foreign ministers visited the country for a summit .

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the shooting, in the city of Hadera, about 50 kilometers (30 mi) north of Tel Aviv.

It came five days after an Israeli Arab national stabbed to death at least four people in the southern city of Beersheba, before he was fatally shot by a passerby.

Surveillance camera footage broadcast on Israeli television stations showed two men firing assault rifles on a main street in Hadera.

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Magen David Edom Ambulance Service said the attackers killed two people. Police and the ambulance service said two gunmen were shot.

“Fortunately, our officers managed to neutralize the attackers and prevent a major terrorist attack,” national police spokesman Eli Levy said on Israel’s Cannes television.

In southern Israel, the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco, the three countries that normalized ties with Israel in 2020, called for a summit in the presence of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Israeli security officials have warned of an increase in attacks on Israel in April this year during the month of the Muslim holy Ramadan – a volatile period in the past.

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Jordan’s King Abdullah is due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the occupied West Bank on Monday in what is widely seen as an attempt to defuse tensions in Israel ahead of the holiday period, which also includes Easter and Passover. Is.

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