On 8 October 2023, a police officer opened fire on Israeli tourists at the Pompey’s Pillar site located in the city of Alexandria. Two Israeli tourists and a local tour guide were killed in the shooting, while another Israeli tourist was wounded. Authorities arrested the suspected gunman. The attack occurred a day after the Palestinian militant group Hamas launched an assault on Israel from the Gaza Strip, prompting retaliatory airstrikes by the Israeli military in Gaza.