A Palestinian rammed his speeding truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 others before being shot dead in one of the deadliest attacks in a year-long campaign of violence, Israeli police said.
Security camera footage shown on Israeli Channel 2 TV showed the truck barreling at a high speed off the road and into the crowd of people in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood.
The fatalities included three women and a man in their 20s, The Jerusalem Post reported.
The truck’s windshield was riddled with bullets, as police and first-responders responded to the scene, the paper reported.
Several victims had to be extricated from underneath the truck, according to the paper.
Video captured the truck backing up quickly, apparently trying to crush more people, before the driver was shot dead, the Associated Press reported.
"There was no sense in that reverse," Leah Schreiber, a witness, told reporters. "He drove backward to crush more people. That was really clear."
Israel's police chief Roni Alsheich told reporters the attacker was from an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem and forces had no advance warning. He refused to elaborate, and a gag order was placed on further details pending an investigation.Read More...
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