Sunday, January 8, 2017

Jerusalem Attack: 4 Soldiers Killed After Truck Rams Into Pedestrians

Four soldiers were killed and 13 people were wounded in Jerusalem on Sunday when a truck rammed into pedestrians near the Armon Hanatziv Promenade.

Police chief Roni Alsheich described the truck-ramming as a terror attack. The assailant, a resident of East Jerusalem, was shot and killed, the police chief said, adding that there was no advance warning for the attack.

Netanyahu says all signs point to assailant, a resident of East Jerusalem who was shot and killed, being an ISIS supporter.

 Speaking at the scene of the attack, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "We know the identity of the attacker.  All signs point to the attacker being a supporter of the Islamic State."

Referring to similar vehicle ramming attacks in Europe, in Nice in July and in Germany last month, Netanyahu minister said there may be a link between them and Sunday's attack, "from France and Berlin and now Jerusalem."

The prime minister said a number of steps were being taken that he would not specify in detail "to ensure that such incidents are not repeated."
[haaretz.com]
 8/1/17

No comments:

Post a Comment

Only News

Featured Post

Trump: Now we’re backing "rebels" against Syria, and we have no idea who these people are

If the United States were to attack Assad, "we end up fighting Russia, fighting Syria," Trump told The Wall Street Journal in...

Blog Widget by LinkWithin