- Title: ISREAL: ISRAELI MAN KILLS THREE IN BUS SHOOTING.
- Date: 5th August 2005
- Summary: (BN13) SHRARAM, ISRAEL (AUGUST 4, 2005) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV/CU/GV/MV: BUS DISPLAYING NUMBER 165; DISTRESSED RESIDENTS NEAR BUS; CROWD GATHERED AT SITE (4 SHOTS) 0.34 2. GROUND TO AIR: HELICOPTER OVERHEAD 0.45 3. CU: CLOSE-UP OF NUMBER 165 ON BUS 0.54 4. MV/ZOOM OUT/GV: ISRAELI SOLDIERS INSIDE BUS 1.11 5. MV/CU/PAN: POLICE STANDING NEAR BUS; DAMAGED BUS; POLICE LOOKING THROUGH BROKEN WINDOWS (2 SHOTS) 1.20 6. CU/CU/PAN/MV: INTERIOR OF BUS; BLOOD AND SHOE ON SEAT, SOLDIERS INVESTIGATING INSIDE BUS (5 SHOTS) 1.45 7. MV: POLICE OUTSIDE BUS; AREA WITH LARGE CROWDS (3 SHOTS) 2.08 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 20th August 2005 13:00
- Location: SHFARAM, ISRAEL
- Country: Israel
- Reuters ID: LVA5US30LOWIFFFFIH4U674IOLL9
- Story Text: Israeli kills 3 in bus shooting.
An Israeli in military uniform shot dead three
people aboard a bus in an Arab town in the northern
Galilee region on Thursday (August 4) and wounded four
others before being set on by passengers, police said.
Israeli media reported that the gunman was a settler
from the West Bank who had left his unit after refusing to
take part in Israel's planned withdrawal from the occupied
Gaza Strip, which starts in two weeks.
Police said the motive for the shooting in the town of
Shfaram was unclear. An Israeli Arab member of parliament
said he believed it was a political attack.
Tensions have been running high over Israel's plan to
leave the occupied Gaza Strip and a corner of the West Bank
in a plan billed as "disengagement" from conflict with the
Israeli army officers have said they fear right-wing
Israelis could attack Palestinians as a way to stir
conflict that would tie down forces in an attempt to
prevent the evacuation.
Israeli Arab parliament member Mohammed Barakeh, quoted
by the Haaretz Website, said: "We are witnessing attempts
by extreme right wing people, terrorists, who want to set
the region ablaze and feel they have freedom of action."
After the shooting, the gunman was attacked by other
passengers on the bus in the Israeli Arab town of Shfaram,
Police said they arrested the gunman, and that some
officers were hurt as they tried to shield him from the
crowd. Israeli television showed pictures of bodies covered
by sheets lying on the road outside the bus, whose windows
The identities of the dead were not immediately made
public. Police had said initially that the attacker was a
soldier but later that they were not sure.
Haaretz said the shooting took place after a dispute on
Israeli opponents of the Gaza pullout cite a biblical
claim to the land and say the withdrawal amounts to
surrender to militants fighting the Jewish state.
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
- Copyright Notice: (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2015. Open For Restrictions - http://about.reuters.com/fulllegal.asp
- Usage Terms/Restrictions: None