Detectives in Tel Aviv are still searching for the gunman who opened fire on a gay youth community centre, killing two people and injuring 15 others. Nir Katz, 26, and Liz Trobishi, 16, were killed on Saturday evening at the centre on Nachmani Street.
According to Haaretz.com, three detectives visited the scene of the assault on Tuesday accompanied by a youth who was present at the time of the shooting. He entered the community centre with the detectives and re-enacted how he escaped when the gunman opened fire.
The police also have the testimony of bystanders who were near the centre and managed to catch sight of the gunman for a few seconds as he left the scene. According to one eyewitness, the killer walked away hurriedly with his weapon still in his hand, and then disappeared up one of the adjoining streets.
Issac Herzog, the Israeli minister for welfare and social services, said in a statement: “Saturday night’s shooting of gay teenagers was an attack on our entire society and it demands that we immediately find a way to provide treatment to the entire community.”
Herzog said that he would form an emergency committee to meet the needs of LGBT people following the shooting.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the site of the attack and spoke to members of the LGBT community. He was presented with a letter that accused members of his government and the Israeli parliament of inciting hatred towards lesbians and gays.