Four killed in Palestinian truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem

Sunday 08 January 2017 6 months ago 78   Jerusalem   Print

Israeli security and rescue forces work at the scene of a truck ramming incident in Jerusalem.

Report  Web desk : A truck driven by a Palestinian rammed into pedestrians on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday killing four people, according to Israeli police who called it a deliberate attack. It is a terrorist attack, a ramming attack, a police spokeswoman said on Israel Radio. Police said the dead, three women and one man, were all in their twenties. An Israeli bus driver who witnessed the incident said on the radio the truck plowed into a group of soldiers, and that they fired on the driver, who reversed direction and ran over them again. They shot him, until they neutralized him, said the bus driver, who gave his name only as Moshe. Israeli TV stations said the driver was killed, and footage showed bullet holes in the windscreen of truck. Israeli television stations said at least four people were killed, and that some 15 wounded were strewn on the street at the Armon Hanatziv promenade overlooking the walled Old City of Jerusalem. Israel Radio reported the driver was a Palestinian but did not immediately give his name.