A hotel worker was killed on Friday morning after a US national,who worked in the same hotel and was fired, opened fire inside the lobby of Leonardo Club Hotel in the Israeli southern resort city of Eilat. According to the reports he managed to grab the firearm from one of the hotel's security guards.
Large police forces and emergency services were called to the scene.
The Police Counterterrorism Unit was given command of the situation and once it was made clear that the shooter had barricaded himself in the hotel, special forces stormed the premises. The shooter was killed during the operation.
Initial reports suggesting he had taken hostages were quickly proven false.
The gunman is believed to be in his 20s. According to available information he arrived in Israel as part of an Israeli-American exchange project.
Available details suggest that the shooter had an altercation with