Police in Tel Aviv are pursuing a lead
in Saturday's attack on a gay club that left 2 gay people dead,
Haaretz News reported.
According to the paper, a police source
has confirmed the department is pursuing a lead in the manhunt to
find the lone gunman that stormed the Tel Aviv Gay and Lesbian
Association building. Wearing a black ski mask, the killer sprayed
automatic fire in a basement room as a support group for gay teens
assembled, killing two and wounding eleven, before escaping.
here for complete details on the attack and the gay community's
“This tip has to be examined very
carefully. We are still at an early stage in the investigation, and
it's too soon to say if this supposition is going to materialize,”
the source said.
Besides a homophobic hate crime, police
say a personal feud theory is also under investigation, and
criticized gay activists and politicians for calling the incident a
“They were too quick with the rallies
and the slogans,” Haaretz News quoted a senior Tel Aviv
police source. “It's not at all clear – the motive for the
attack may have been personal, rather than a general targeting of the
The two victims of the attack – a
16-year-old girl and a 26-year-old counselor at the gay center –
were laid to rest Sunday.