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Israeli police hunt for Tel Aviv attacker

Police searched buildings near the scene of the shooting Credit: Reuters

Israeli police are searching buildings in central Tel Aviv close to the scene of the shooting and examining CCTV footage in order to track down a gunman who killed two people and wounded five others.

Nati Shakked, the owner of the Simta bar on Dizengoff Street, which was hit by gunfire in the attack, said the assailant had waited on a bench outside before taking a machine-gun out of a bag and "shooting in every direction".

Two killed and five injured after shooting at Israel pub

Two people were killed and five others injured when an armed attacker fired shots at a pub in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The Israeli police's foreign press spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, said a manhunt was now underway in the city.

The Israel Breaking Twitter account posted what appeared to be CCTV footage of the moment a suspect opened fire.

People in a restaurant can be seen fleeing and taking shelter as shots are fired.

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Israel reduces former PM's jail sentence to 18 months

Israel's Supreme Court has reduced former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence to 18 months, down from six years, after partly overturning a bribery conviction from last year.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to prison Credit: Reuters

Olmert, who served as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2009, will begin his sentence on February 15 - making him Israel's first former head of government to be imprisoned.

The charges relate to his term as Mayor of Jerusalem from 1992 to 2003, and a large real estate deal in the city.

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