|Wounded pedestrian at scene of the Jerusalem ramming terror attack. Photo: 0404.co.il.|
An Arab driving a van killed one person and wounded some 14 others, several critically, when he slammed into pedestrians and vehicles at two points along the capital’s light rail line midday Wednesday, according to Army radio.The fatality, a Border Police officer, and the wounded were crossing the street when they were hit by the speeding vehicle, according to Israel Radio.
At one point, footage from a light rail security camera shows the white Volkswagen van hitting pedestrians as it rushed down the tracks.
Victims at scene of Jerusalem terror ramming. Photo: Israelphoto.
The driver then descended from his vehicle, several blocks north of the Old City, and attacked passersby with a metal rod, police said.
Border Police officers in the vicinity gave chase along the rail line, and opened fire at the suspect, killing him, police said.
The driver was wearing clothing similar to those worn by a haredi Jew, Army radio reported.Police are reporting that the suspect, Ibrahim al-Akari, 38, was a Hamas member from the city’s Shuafat neighborhood. On his Facebook page, al-Akari lauded the shooting of Yehuda Glick on October 29... complete article on Algemeiner
I am very pleased that recent Arab terrorists have been killed. That is what should happen. No one I know wants our tax money to be spent on housing them, feeding them, their medical care or legal expenses. And we certainly don't want terrorists to be released, no matter what or whom we would get in return.
As my friend and I were on our way home, out of Jerusalem, we noticed this man walking along the Old City Walls, most probably from the site of the terror attack.
If you know him, please tell him thanks.
PS The attack!