Europe News Desk!! Tension remains high in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip despite a reduction in fighting between Israel and militants. On Friday night, a tourist was killed and five others were injured during shootings and attacks in Israel’s capital Tel Aviv, Xinhua news agency reported. Israel’s state-owned Kan TV news reported that the attacker was identified as Kafar Qassim, an Arab citizen of Israel. On Friday, two British-Israeli sisters, aged 16 and 20, were killed, and their mother seriously wounded, in a shootout in the northern West Bank, according to Israel’s Magen David Adom rescue service. Following the attack in Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the border police and the army to call up reserve forces, according to a statement released by his office.
Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem passed off without any major incident. Israel lifted the high alert level in the south. But the Israeli Chief of General Staff called up the reserve forces. Militants in Lebanon fired 34 rockets at northern Israel on Thursday in the biggest rocket attack since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel. Two civilians were injured in the attack and several buildings and cars were damaged. Israel accused Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that rules Gaza, of being responsible for the attack. In response, Israel launched airstrikes in southern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip late on Thursday.
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