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Tel Aviv police arrest suspects over deadly 2009 attack on gay youth centre

Two people were killed when a gunman opened fire on a group of young gay people outside a youth centre in Tel Aviv five years ago.

POLICE IN ISRAEL have arrested three suspects in a deadly 2009 shooting attack on a gay youth centre in Tel Aviv, a police spokesman said.

“Three arrests were made and the suspects will appear before Tel Aviv magistrates court tomorrow,” Micky Rosenfeld told AFP. “They are suspected of being connected to the murders that took place in 2009.”

A teenaged girl and a man in his 20s were killed and 15 people wounded when a masked, black-clad gunman opened fire on a group of young gay people at the entrance to the centre on August 1, 2009.

The arrests were announced as Tel Aviv, the gay capital of the Middle East, prepares for its annual Gay Pride parade on Friday.

Publicly-owned Channel One TV said that the suspects were Jewish, ending speculation that the attackers could have been Palestinian militants.

- © AFP, 2013

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