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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 04:33 AM

US tourist opens fire in Israeli hotel, one dead

Source: Reuters

A U.S. tourist opened fire in an Israeli hotel in the Red Sea resort city of Eilat on Friday, killing at least one person, in an attack whose motives were not immediately clear, a police spokesman said.

Police have surrounded the hotel and have called in "a large number of units to deal with the situation", spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

Israel Radio said the gunman had grabbed the weapon from a security guard, shot a hotel employee, then fled and barricaded himself inside his room.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/05/us-israel-shooting-idUSBRE89409P20121005



Israel: US tourist kills one in resort shooting

A US tourist has killed one person after opening fire at a hotel in Israel's southern resort city of Eilat, Israeli police said.

The motives for the shooting were not immediately clear, a police spokesman said. Other reports said he was a hotel employee who had a dispute with colleague.

There are unconfirmed reports the man has been shot dead by security forces.

The incident happened at the Leonardo Club hotel, on the Red Sea coast.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19841596

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:47 AM

1. I smell a white supremist

just my initial reaction

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:01 AM

2. You may have too much faith in your nostrils

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Attacker stole a gun from a hotel security guard and fired a number of shots
Incident appeared to be based on a personal dispute
One person dead at the Leonardo Club hotel
5:02AM EST October 5. 2012 -

JERUSALEM (AP) A young American opened fire at a hotel in the Red Sea resort city of Eilat Friday, killing one person before police shot him dead. The incident appeared to be based on a personal dispute.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the attacker stole a gun from a hotel security guard and fired a number of shots at the Leonardo Club hotel in the Red Sea resort city, killing one person.

Police anti-terror units stormed the hotel, and the gunman fired back from the hotel kitchen, Rosenfeld said. Police returned fire, killing the attacker, he said.

Dana Zinati, a spokeswoman for the Eilat municipality, told Israel's Channel 2 that the man is an American Jewish man in his 20s who came to Israel on a program that brings American Jews to Israel.

Israeli media reported the man had once worked at the hotel, and that the person he killed was a hotel employee who had argued with him. Police could not immediately verify that account.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2012/10/05/american-murder-israel-hotel/1614685/

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Response to JHB (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:03 AM

3. again, initial thought. let the story unfold. i was wrong. i admit it.

but it was my initial impression.

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