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SR 1427 – Truck Attack Kills 4, Wounds 15 in Jerusalem
Good morning, I’m still reporting on the invasion.
Four people were killed and at least 15 wounded after an industrial truck driven by a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem plowed into a group of soldiers descended out of a bus at 13:30 local time at the popular Armon Hanatziv promenade overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem.
The following is newly-released CCTV footage of the incident. Warning, this is disturbing footage, but the incident occurred about 150 meters from the camera.
After initially plowing into the line of soldiers, the terrorist backed his truck up, turning around to try to kill again, but was shot dead by Israeli police.
Among the dead were three women and one man in their 20s. Ten of the wounded are in fair condition at various close-by hospitals, four are in either serious or moderate condition, and one is in critical condition.
The truck’s windshield was riddled with bullet holes. Police immediately sealed off the scene and closed off traffic to the popular promenade.
Several victims were trapped under the truck as first-responders attempted to extricate them.
According to police, the terrorist increased speed and swerved into the line of solders exiting the bus.
According to Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat:
“To our dismay, there is no limit to the cruelty of the terrorists who are willing to use any means possible to murder Jews and to damage the life routine of Israel’s capital.”
Israeli police and military are a strong public presence in Jerusalem and are prepared to act with seconds to any terror attack. However, according to Police Chief Roni Alsheich:
“You don’t need more than 2 or 3 seconds to find a terrorist target. The soldiers at the scene reacted immediately and killed the attacker.”
I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.