Excerpts: Palestinian murderous attack on Israeii soldiers January 08, 2017
SOURCE:Al Arabiya 8 J an.’17: “Deadly attack as truck rams into Israeli
SUBJECT:Palestinian murderous attack on Israeli soldiers
FULL TEXT:A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in
Jerusalem on Sunday[8 Jan], killing four people and wounding 15 others,
Israeli police and rescue services said, in one of the deadliest attacks of
a more than yearlong campaign of violence.
Security camera footage showed the truck barreling at a high speed off the
road and into the crowd of people in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood. The
truck is seen backing up quickly, apparently trying to crush more people,
before the driver was shot dead.
"There was no sense in that reverse," Leah Schreiber, a witness, told
reporters. "He drove backward to crush more people. That was really clear."
An Israeli bus driver who witnessed the incident said on the radio the truck
ploughed into a group of soldiers, and that they fired on the driver, who
reversed direction and ran over them again.
“They shot him, until they neutralized him,” said the bus driver, who gave
his name only as Moshe. Israeli TV stations said the driver was killed, and
footage showed bullet holes in the truck’s windscreen.
Sue Lerner - Associate, IMRA