An arson attack was carried out on a Tiv Taam store, part of a nationwide chain that operates on Shabbos and sells non-kosher merchandise. Police investigators are certain the blaze that caused heavy damage to the store was the result of arson, with the store owner and chain management calling the scene “one similar to a suicide bombing attack”.
The attack occurred on Tuesday night in an Eben Givrol Street branch. An employee was injured in the blaze and transported to Ichilov Hospital.
The store owners are quite certain religious Jews are to blame, explaining similar attacks in recent years to other stores show the common denominator is that the stores are not kosher and operate on Shabbos and while this does not find favor with all Israelis, a small few feel that they have the right to take the law into their own hands. Tel Aviv police report the case is receiving high priority.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)