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JERUSALEM — A gunman killed at least four people in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood on the eastern edge of Tel Aviv on Tuesday night, the latest in a surge of attacks in Israel this month.
The shooting was the fifth attack in less than two weeks, and heightened fears of a wave of violence over the next month, when the rare convergence of Ramadan, Passover and Easter is expected to raises tensions further between Israelis and Palestinians.
A spokesman for Magen David Adom, an Israeli emergency medical service, said that his colleagues had counted four victims and were taking a fifth to the hospital in serious condition.
The gunman arrived in Bnei Brak, a city on the edge of Tel Aviv, by motorcycle, before continuing on foot and firing at passers-by with what appeared to be a heavy automatic weapon, witnesses told Kan, the Israeli public broadcaster.
Video broadcast by Kan showed the gunman firing at bystanders and a bicycle rider. At one point he shouted to a driver in Hebrew to “stop,” before opening fire into the car.