Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Israeli policeman invites gunman into home by mistake

11 June 2016, 07:05

Jerusalem - An Israeli police officer inadvertently invited a Palestinian gunman into his home after the Tel Aviv shooting thinking he was a civilian fleeing the scene of the attack, media reported on Friday.

Two Palestinians opened fire on Israelis in a popular Tel Aviv market at random on Wednesday, killing four people and injuring at least five others.

Hundreds of civilians fled the scene when the attack started, including the off-duty police officer, his wife and in-laws who were out having ice cream, the Yediot Aharonot newspaper reported.

"We started to run towards the house, in order to be in a safe place and for my husband to take his handgun," the police officer's wife, identified only by her first name Ofri, told the newspaper.

"We got into the building and opened the apartment door and then we saw that another person had joined us. We asked him who he was and he didn't speak, just asked for 'water, water'," she said.

Ofri said the man was wearing a tight fitting black suit and tie.

"We thought that he was a civilian like us," she said.

The police officer then grabbed his gun and rushed back out to the scene of the attack at Tel Aviv's Serona market, leaving the alleged attacker at home with his wife and her parents.

Upon arrival the officer saw a gunman, who had been shot, wearing an identical suit as the man he had left at home with his wife.

He immediately made the connection, raced back home and arrested the man.

"My husband came in with his gun drawn, grabbed the terrorist, put him on the floor and handcuffed him," Ofri said.

"At first we didn't understand why he was doing this to the innocent civilian who had been sitting with us, so frightened. But then he said: 'he's dressed just like the other terrorist,'" she added.

Police declined to confirm or deny the report, pointing to a gag order on details of the case.


Tags israel

Tour bus crashes in US, 13 dead

24 October 2016, 09:15

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Peter Kenneth will not run for Pr...

He clarified that he will not run for Presidency in 2017 as he supports Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Exams should not have political g...

He also said that school properties must not ‘carry any political portraits’. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Matatu crew drugs female passenge...

Hours after the story was circulated on social media Sunday, the crew was traced at Dagoretti and arrested. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
How to get rid of cellulite at ho...

Proper diets and a healthy lifestyle are among the most effective natural remedies for cellulite. Read more...

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Peter Kenneth is not a good leade...

A local activist has slammed the former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth for only appearing during elections but going underground when the country has problems.  Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Javelin champion Julius Yego invo...

He is undergoing treatment at the Medihill hospital in Eldoret. Read more...