Israel has closed off the West Bank city of Yatta as authorities investigate a terror attack at a Tel Aviv market that left four people dead.
Israeli troops went door-to-door in Yatta overnight, conducting interviews and searching homes after Wednesday night’s attack. One woman said troops left holes in her doors and walls and took her son away, but she didn’t know why.
Terror scene reopens
The military response in Yatta came as the Tel Aviv market reopened Thursday, with some witnesses returning to the scene of the bloodshed.
Two shooters, identified as Palestinians, opened fire Wednesday night at the Sarona Market — a popular food and shopping complex near the Israeli Defense Ministry.
Meital Sassi was at the market celebrating her 2-year-old son’s birthday when gunfire broke out.
“We saw the terrorists, and they started to run after us,” According to the witness “It was a few minutes that I’ll never forget. … I don’t know how I will take my kid to this restaurant.”
The gunmen shot up the market, killing four people and wounding several others.
Four people remain hospitalized — including one of the suspected terrorists and a woman who lost her husband in the attack.
She will be released to go to her husband’s funeral before returning to the hospital for treatment, police said.