Terror Attack in East Jerusalem – 4 Police Officers Run Over by Palestinian

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United Hatzalah volunteers treating patients wounded in run-over terror attack in East Jerusalem.

Four Israeli police officers were injured today after a car veered onto a sidewalk and struck the officers.

Officials are still looking for the terrorist behind the attack.
YNet News reported:

Four police officers were wounded by a car in Jerusalem near the Mount of Olives on Saturday night. Magen David Adom paramedics on the scene treated the four victims; three sustained light injuries. Locals began clashing with police and rocks were thrown at the ambulances called to evacuate the wounded.

The attack came after a day of riots in the At-Tur neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat drove to the scene of the attack, where his car came under attack by rock-throwers. One rock lightly damaged the vehicle; there were no injuries.

After the attack, riots erupted in several East Jerusalem neighborhoods including At-Tur, Silwan, and the Muslim Quarter.

Jerusalem Police said that a vehicle was driving from the direction of the cemetery on the Mount of Olives when it veered onto the sidewalk and hit the officers. “Officers fired towards the vehicle. In searches which occurred after the incident the vehicle was discovered. Searches continue for the terrorist.”

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