2 Killed in Attack on RT News Bureau Building in Tel Aviv

By Mark Joyella 

RT News, the Russian government-sponsored news network, reports its staffers are unhurt–but barricaded in their offices–after two people were killed and a third injured in the building that houses RT’s Tel Aviv bureau:

“Two people are confirmed dead…the first person is a 30-year-old who was praying in a makeshift synagogue. An eyewitness told us they noticed the man fall over, and within seconds they tried to close the door shut. It is unclear if the second person was injured in the same location, but this is what happened,” said RT’s Paula Slier who is in the building.”

RT reports the suspect is a 38-year-old man who targeted worshippers gathered for afternoon prayers in a shop that sells Jewish religious items in the building.

Slier, RT’s Middle East bureau chief, reports Hamas has “praised the attacks.”