Palestinian man injures four in shooting at Israeli market

Palestinian man injures four in shooting at Israeli market

Four were injured in the attack (Stock image)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Palestinian man opened fire on an Israeli market on Thursday (February 9) and injured four people, according to Israeli authorities.

Police have now arrested the man, who used an automatic weapon to attack the market in the city of Petah Tikva, six miles east of Tel Aviv, Reuters reported.

Two victims were shot in the legs and another two people were injured in the attack.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said: "The terrorist was captured, we're trying to understand how he arrived in the area."

A number of Palestinians have launched street attacks over the past two years, attacking Israelis with shootings, stabbings and vehicle rammings.

Israel have blamed violence on incitement by the Palestinian leadership.

However the Palestinian Authority has denied the claim, instead saying assailants have acted out of frustration at the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.