Purim terror attack
There's been another terror attack
Five people were injured Friday morning in a car-ramming terror attack
near a Jerusalem Light Rail station in the north of the city. Four of
the wounded were young border policewomen, in their twenties, and the
seventh was a civilian bicycle rider in his fifties.
A Palestinian man in a private vehicle hit the
five as they stood on a sidewalk. According to initial reports, the man
then emerged from the vehicle with a butcher’s knife and attempted to
stab passersby, but was swiftly shot and incapacitated by a Border
Policeman and a Light Rail security guard at the scene.
The five victims suffered light-to-moderate
injuries. They were treated at the scene by paramedics before being
evacuated to the hospital. Two more border policewomen were treated at
the scene for shock.
The attacker was seriously injured. He, too,
was taken to the hospital. Police identified him as a Palestinian man in
his twenties from East Jerusalem.
The terrorist was from Ras al-Amud. Also known as the Mount of Olives. This place
The attack took place near a Border Police base on Shimon Hatzadik Street, on the line separating West and East Jerusalem.
“A young man rammed his car (into
pedestrians), and then got out and tried to stab people” before being
shot and wounded, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.
Labels: Jerusalem, Palestinian terrorism, Purim