A terrorist rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on the side of a road in Jerusalem killing 4 and wounding 13, two of whom are in critical condition.
The soldiers were reportedly from the IDF officer’s training school and were on a tour of the area. They had just gotten off of their bus when the attack occurred. The terrorist not only ran them over, but was attempting to drive back over the group a second time when he was shot dead.
Police units at the scene of truck ramming attack in Jerusalem. A number of people critically wounded. Police looking into the Terrorists id pic.twitter.com/HFLhF8m9iN
— Micky Rosenfeld (@MickyRosenfeld) January 8, 2017
The attack took place along the famed promenade on the road which leads out to Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatviv neighborhood. The Armon Hanatziv Promenade, a popular tourist attraction, is located on a hilltop to the south of Jerusalem’s Old City and offers views of its walls.
A tour guide reportedly shot the terrorist driver to death. The bullet holes can be seen in the windshield of the truck. Israel’s Channel 2 is reporting that the tour guide asked, “why didn’t the soldiers in the area do anything?” His name has been withheld and he has only been identified by the Hebrew letter Aleph.
“Aleph” said over the phone that he emptied his gun’s magazine. Some soldiers also reportedly opened fire.
Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld tweeted, “Truck that carried out ramming attack in Jerusalem armon hanatziv neighborhood. Injured taken to hospital. Terrorist shot.”
At this moment a Russian Israeli woman who is clearly in shock is being interviewed on Israel public Channel One. She stated that she saw Arabs cheering the attack.
At Least 4 Dead and 15 Injured in Jerusalem Truck Attack https://t.co/r6KyFshfrS
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 8, 2017