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20:31 GMT +3 hours19 December 2014
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American Tourist Opens Fire in Israel Resort

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An American tourist opened fire on Friday in an Israeli resort hotel in Eilat, according to the Jerusalem Post, killing at least one person.

An American tourist opened fire on Friday in an Israeli resort hotel in Eilat, according to the Jerusalem Post, killing at least one person.

The tourist reportedly wrestled a weapon away from a nearby security officer at the Leonardo Club Hotel and shot a hotel employee, after which he barricaded himself in his room.

Police have surrounded the hotel.