Police car in Tel Aviv at night 311.
(photo credit: Yoni Cohen)
An unknown man who launched a hammer and tear gas attack outside of the
Beersheba Municipality on Monday is suspected to have acted on nationalistic
The individual launched the seemingly random attack on two
unconnected individuals on the plaza outside the municipality, injuring one
moderately and the second lightly, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told The
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“We believe the background is nationalistic,” he said.
“There is no link between the attack victims.”
Tear gas was also used
during the attack, he said.
Police mobilized special patrol units, Border
Police and helicopters to the scene to search for the attacker.
believe the attacker is still in the Beersheba area,” Rosenfeld said.