Monday, December 14, 2015

Eleven Israelis wounded in car-ramming, driver shot dead

A car that plowed into pedestrians at the entrance to Jerusalem on December 14, 2015 (Israel Police)
Eleven people were wounded in a vehicular attack at the entrance to Jerusalem on Monday afternoon, by the Chords Bridge. The attacker was neutralized. Six people were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, including a one and a half-year-old baby and a 65-year-old woman in moderate condition, and four people in light condition. Five were taken to Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem with light wounds.
The attack happened shortly before 3pm local time. The attacker, who is from East Jerusalem, arrived in a private vehicle to Herzl Boulevard and proceeded to drive into a bus stop, hitting several people. A security guard and a member of the security forces saw what was happening and shot the terrorist, neutralizing him before he could get out of his car.
The word neutralized of course is a euphemism for killed. The driver of the car was shot dead.
He was, according to the police, a 24-year old man form Beit Hanina,  a northern part of occupied Jerusalem.
On Sunday, Israeli forces shot and seriously injured a Palestinian teenage girl in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron after an alleged stabbing attempt, locals and the Israeli army said at the time.
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that “a Palestinian armed with knife attempted to stab a pedestrian in Hebron, when forces on site responded to the threat and shot the assailant.”Local sources in Hebron identified the teenage girl as 16-year-old Lam`a Munthir Hafith al-Bakri.

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