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    Israeli policemen work inside a restaurant following a shooting attack that took place in the center of Tel Aviv June 8, 2016

    UK Foreign Ministry 'Appalled' by Deadly Tel Aviv Shooting

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    Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East said that United Kingdom is shocked by the deadly shooting in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv in which four people were killed and several others were injured.

    LONDON (Sputnik) The United Kingdom is shocked by the deadly shooting in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv in which four people were killed and several others were injured, Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said Thursday.

    "I am appalled by the senseless attack in central Tel Aviv, which has left four dead and several wounded. My thoughts are with the victims and their families," Ellwood said in a statement published on the Foreign Ministry website.

    Israeli police officers examine the scene of a shooting attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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    On Wednesday night, two Palestinian gunmen from the Hebron area opened fire near the Sarona market in Tel Aviv, located outside the buildings of the Defense Ministry and the Israeli Army General Staff. The attackers killed four people.

    "There can be absolutely no justification for terrorism anywhere. The UK condemns it in the strongest terms. We will continue to strive for peace in this troubled region and urge others to do the same," Ellwood said.

    In response to the attack, the Israeli authorities have revoked 83,000 permits for Palestinians to visit Israel and travel abroad during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to local media.

    Earlier in the day, Russia and France condemned the lethal shooting in the Israeli city.


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