On the morning after two gunmen killed at least four Israelis in a crowded Tel Aviv hot spot, life returned to normal, at least to some extent. On Wednesday night, two Palestinian shooters had opened fire on patrons of restaurants in Sarona Market, a space full of upscale eateries. The violence punctured the idyllic bubble that sometimes seems to settle over the coastal city.
In the wake of the attacks, though, dozens of Israelis went to Sarona Market in a show of defiance against terrorism. These included myriad Israeli officials and politicians, such as Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
And former foreign minister Tzipi Livni:
And Israeli President Reuven Rivlin:
The Australian ambassador to Israel also came out to pay his respects and address the gathered throngs of media:
The Max Brenner chocolate and coffee shop, the site of the slaughter, was packed on Thursday morning.
And mourners gathered nearby in solidarity, singing songs for peace.
Meanwhile, Israeli authorities embarked on a widespread crackdown, revoking travel permits for tens of thousands of Palestinians, while sealing off the West Bank village the alleged assailants called home.