Jerusalem truck attacker mows down four Israeli soldiers then reverses to make sure they are dead before he is killed in hail of bullets
Darren Boyle — Daily Mail Jan 8, 2017
Four people have been killed and at least 15 have been injured after a suspected Palestinian terrorist rammed his truck into pedestrians in a Jerusalem street.
According to Israeli police, the driver has been shot dead.
An eyewitness said the soldiers had disembarked a bus when the killer veered his truck onto the grass where they were standing and mowed them down.
The terrorist then reversed over his victims and was shot dead after soldiers fired at least 18 rounds into his cab.
Police said the incident is being classed as a terrorist attack.
Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the truck veered off course Sunday and struck a group of soldiers who had just disembarked from a bus.
She said the attacker has been neutralised
Israel’s rescue service MDA says at least 15 soldiers have been wounded, including two critically.
Since last year, Palestinian attackers have killed 36 Israelis and two visiting Americans in a series of mostly stabbing attacks. During that time, 229 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire. Israel says most of the Palestinians killed were attackers while the rest died in clashes.
Israel says the violence is driven by Palestinian incitement. Palestinians say it’s the result of nearly 50 years of Israeli occupation.
The dead suspected terrorist is believed to be a Palestinian.
A police spokeswoman said: ‘It is a terrorist attack, a ramming attack.’