Police kill Palestinian after Jerusalem car attack wounds 10

2014-11-05 14:42

Jerusalem - A Palestinian driver was shot dead by Jerusalem police after deliberately ramming his car into a crowd of pedestrians, wounding 10, one of them critically, police and medics said.

Police described the incident as a "hit and run terror attack" and said it took place in the same area as a similar attack two weeks ago, in which a Palestinian rammed a car into a crowd killing a woman and a baby.

"A commercial vehicle hit and ran over pedestrians at a light rail station," police spokesperson Luba Samri said, indicating the incident took place on the seam line between west and annexed east Jerusalem.

She said the driver was a Palestinian from Shuafat, an east Jerusalem neighbourhood which lies very close to the site of the attack.

Critical condition

After the car came to a halt, the driver, who was wounded, "got out of the vehicle and started to hit people with an iron bar", she said.

He was shot dead by police who were in the area at the time, she added.

Emergency services spokesperson Zaki Heller said 10 people were wounded in the incident, one of whom was in critical condition.

Samri said three of the wounded were border policemen.

Heller said the car had driven down the light rail tracks then ploughed into people waiting on the platform in the mirror image of an attack in the same area on 23 October.

Jerusalem's light rail service, which opened in 2011, includes 24 stations strung along a 14km route.

It runs from Pisgat Zeev, a Jewish settlement neighbourhood in east Jerusalem, to Mount Herzl in the west, passing along Jaffa Street, the city's central shopping artery.

  • The General - 2014-11-05 14:59

    This is shocking. Im glad that this terrorist was killed. These terrorists must learn not to mess with Israel

  • Scanity1 - 2014-11-05 15:01

    Barbarian.And Amnesty International and the world wants Israel to use restraint when dealing with Palestinians either in Gaza or the West Bank.Personally the Palestinians get what they deserve.

      The General - 2014-11-05 15:10

      Stuff that. Israel must put it's citizens first and must show no mercy when dealing with terrorists. I you And Israel really dont care what a bunch of so called human rights organisations think

  • Alain Lenferna DelaMotte - 2014-11-05 15:31

    Notwithstanding the heinous copycat atrocity committed by this vicious murderer, Hamas will acclaim him a "martyr" and the UN will blame Israel for "over reacting", as was done previously. We are in an age where hypocrisy is hailed as a virtue by hypocrites.

  • Martin Goodman - 2014-11-05 15:45

    N24 Brilliant unbiased reporting once again LOL "Police kill Palestinian after Jerusalem car attack wounds 10” , 1 Person was murdered and 2 are critical and 7 wounded in this terrorist attack .

      Boaz Yarmarkov - 2014-11-06 16:05

      News24 = Aljazeera

  • Darren Marcus - 2014-11-05 16:35

    These are not people they are worse then animals ! Israel should wipe them of the map !!!

  • Isjy Seker - 2014-11-05 18:23

    I dare anybody to the next challenge. Lets keep score of the killings. I unfortunately cant play along, (damn), for i don't have constant access to this bias-ity. But for those ignorant people who blame all these killings on the Jews, try to keep track of who commits more death crimes. No, that came out wrong, because you most probably think this "martyr" to have done a good deed. So lets keep track of the deaths and reasons behind them. Starting now. Clean slate. Within one week we will meet up and debate over why you think your murderers didn't murder and why our self defense(rs) killed NOT in self defense. Do I smell a chicken? Not? Well good luck then.

  • Michael Ndalama Mwale - 2014-11-05 19:27

    It's not easy to live with Arabs and their religion, especially if you are not one of them. But then even among themselves Arabs always fight. I do really feel sorry for the Jews to have such a people as neighbours. But then the Jews are not alone since even here in our beloved Africa they have also started their sh*t. They want to create their own Arab nation which they want to call "Azawad", which means they want to grab more land from us blacks after having invaded our North Africa centuries ago. What shall we do with the Aras?

  • Donald Ceronio - 2014-11-06 15:12

    Headline should be. " Terrorist shot dead by Israel police after ramming car in to civilians."

  • Ooh Eh Eh - 2014-11-06 15:18

    NEWS 24 and their misleading headlines... Should read. Bastard got what he deserved.

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