- Two gun-shots ripped through the pre-Sabbath quiet of Rabin, Karmiel on Friday afternoon.
Frightened residents of Ha'Haganah Street, where the incident occurred at 3.43 p.m. local time, rushed to their balconies to witness several police detonating a bright green cylinder with the gun from a 'robot rover' similar to those used by soldiers in Northern Ireland during "The Troubles" which concluded in the late 1990s. Four police vehicles were used during the incident - three of them blocked the street at both ends.
- When the second blast occurred several people ran back indoors for shelter as they feared that a stray bullet may ricochet towards them.
- But the remainder of the operation passed without incident.
- Rabin is a quiet residential area with a wide mix of Russian and European immigrants, native Jewish-Israeli and Arab-Israeli residents.
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