Deep divisions in Israel in aftermath of Tel Aviv shootings

uni1465589998{BNN/TEL AVIV, Israel }- Embittered Israeli officials have lashed out at the reaction at home and abroad to the shootings in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night, which claimed the lives of four Israeli civilians.

The deep divisions have spread through Israel with the mayor of Tel Aviv blaming the occupation of the Palestinian territories as the underlying cause of the recent surge in violence, while a government official has responded by saying the mayor is “delusional.”

The shootings were widely condemned around the world on Wednesday night and on Thursday. U.S. President Barack Obama weighed in on the attacks after a State Department statement officially condemned them. Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were quick to condemn the attacks and the attackers, while Mr Trump described a Hamas official as “despicable” for praising the two cousins from Hebron who carried out the attacks. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.