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Friday, March 06, 2015

Purim terror attack

There's been another terror attack in Jerusalem.
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.
We used to live right there - in a complex of apartments that is full of Anglos to this day.

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