At least three people were injured by gunfire in the center of the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on Thursday evening, according to paramedics. The Magen David Adom rescue service said it was apparently an attack. Ambulances took the injured to a hospital.

Israeli television reported that the perpetrator had been “neutralized.” It is possible that more than two attackers fired shots. The incident took place on busy Dizengoff Street, near the site of an attack in April last year by a Palestinian who killed three Israelis and wounded others.

On Thursday morning, Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinian militants in a vehicle near Jenin in the West Bank.

The situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories has been very tense for a long time. Six Palestinians were killed in an Israeli military operation in Jenin on Tuesday. According to the army, the Palestinian suspected of being responsible for the deadly attack on two Israeli brothers in Huwara in late February was among the dead. According to media reports, he was a member of the military arm of Hamas.

Since the beginning of the year, 13 Israelis and one Ukrainian have been killed in Palestinian attacks. In the same period, 75 Palestinians lost their lives, for example in confrontations with the Israeli army or in their own attacks. A further escalation of violence is feared during the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, which begins in just under two weeks.