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An American baby was killed in a terrorist attack today in Jerusalem.
Arab driver rams his car into civilians near light rail station by AmmunitionHill in #Jerusalem.Driver shot by police pic.twitter.com/OJwmOULB6q
— James J. Marlow (@James_J_Marlow) October 22, 2014
Eight people were injured today and one baby was killed when a Palestinian driver rammed into pedestrians at a tram stop.
France 24 reported:
Israeli police shot and wounded the driver of a car who rammed a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem Wednesday, injuring nine, in a suspected “terror attack.”
Shortly before 6:00 pm (1500 GMT), a car hit pedestrians at the Ammunition Hill tram stop, which lies on the seamline between west and occupied east Jerusalem.
“A private car which arrived from the direction of the French Hill junction hit a number of pedestrians who were on the pavement and injured nine of them,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.
“The driver apparently tried to flee on foot and was shot and wounded by a policeman from the Jerusalem district.”
It was not immediately clear how badly he was hurt, nor were there any details on his identity.
“Initial indications suggest this is a hit-and-run terror attack,” Samri said.
The driver had served time in Israeli prison.
Police says Palestinian driver who rammed his car into bystanders at jerusalem railway station had served time in Israeli prison
— Maayan Lubell (@MaayanLubell) October 22, 2014
UPDATE: Americans were injured in the attack:
Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat told Israel’s channel 1 that three of the victims were Americans.
to justice, etc.
Here’s video, via Algemeiner:
The U.S. State Department said the baby was “reportedly an American citizen,” but did not elaborate. Three month old Chaya Zissel Braun, the baby girl killed today in Jerusalem during a vehicular terrorist attack, was an American citizen.