Truck that carried out ramming attack in Jerusalem armon hanatziv neighborhood. Injured taken to hospital. Terrorist shot. pic.twitter.com/Q2XKnfT38i
— Micky Rosenfeld (@MickyRosenfeld) January 8, 2017
A Palestinian jihadi drove his lorry through a gathered group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem Sunday, killing 4 and injuring 10 others.
Israeli police shot and killed the attack suspect, whom they identified as 28-year-old Fadi Qunbar. Police have also arrested nine other suspects, including five of Qunbar’s family members.Speaking from the scene of the attack, on a promenade overlooking the walled Old City of Jerusalem, Netanyahu said authorities have identified the terrorist and “all signs show he is a supporter of the Islamic State.”
“We bless the courageous and heroic truck operation in Jerusalem,” the group tweeted. “It comes within the context of the normal response to the crimes of the Israeli occupation.”Hamas’ goal is the creation of an Islamic fundamentalist Palestinian state and they insist that Israel is an occupying power and must be destroyed.