The happy chatter of content diners was interrupted as panic driven escape ensued. The patrons, who could, ran frantically toward the doors of the Max Brenner restaurant as two terrorists opened fire, shooting one patron at point blank range.
The two attackers today are reportedly relatives – either brothers or cousins, depending on the report – who hail from Yatta, a village south of Hebron.
One terrorist can be seen gunning down a diner at point blank range. The two assailants continue to shoot at civilians inside the restaurant as the patrons try to flee, with other people seen being shot to the floor.
Toward the end of the brief footage, one of the terrorists is seen throwing his gun at the body of a victim and the two shooters flee the scene.
This second video surveillance footage is from the vantage point of the front of the dining establishment, showing a happy evening end in horror as the attack begins.
USA TODAY reported that an Israeli police spokesman Luba Samari apprehended the terrorists, “one was badly wounded and hospitalized, and the other was in custody, police said.”
Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said the suspects sat and ate at a cafe at Sarona Market before carrying out the attack. He added, “Terror will not silence us, we will return to work tomorrow.”