An Israeli Arab wanted for shooting dead three people in Tel Aviv on January 1st has been killed by security forces in northern Israel.

Nashat Melhem was tracked down to a mosque in his home town of Arara and killed in a gun battle.

According to BBC News, Police said the 29 year old was the gunman who killed two Israelis at a bar, then the Israeli Arab driver of a taxi who picked him up after the attack.

The attacks sparked a huge hunt and security alert across the country.

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