Israel is experiencing an increase in violence resulting from a series of deadly terror attacks across the country, most recently in the central city of Bnei Brak.
A total of 11 people were killed in three terror attacks over a one-week period.
On Tuesday night, five people were killed after a gunman, armed with an M-16 rifle, opened fire on a crowd on the street.
Ya’akov Shalom, 36, a father killed Tuesday night in Bnei Brak, was laid to rest today; it is the second funeral that has taken place so far.
Shalom, a father of four children, was killed while driving down the street and he was the son of Rabbi Meir Shalom, a prominent religious leader from Beni Brak’s Yemenite community.
The shootings just to the east of Tel Aviv – in which a police officer was said to be among those killed – comes as Israel security forces are on high alert after attacks last Tuesday and Sunday by Israeli Arabs inspired by the Islamic State extremist group, which left six people dead.
Israeli media said the perpetrator of the latest attack was a 27-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank.
Earlier in the week, four people were killed in shootings and stabbings in Be’er Sheva and two in Hadera.
As the holiday season approaches, Israeli officials are debating how to best deal with an increase in such violence.