With Netanyahu pulling troops back and claiming the Gaza tunnels operation will be over soon, it appears attention has been refocused on Jerusalem as two terrorist attacks have occurred this morning. The first, near Jerusalem's Hebrew University, saw gunmen riding a motorcycle open first at by-standers, seriously injuring one Israeli soldier. The second, caught on tape below, saw a young Palestinian man take control of a construction vehicle and use it to attack a bus, killing a pedestrian. The attacker was shot and killed by police. Police have not confirmed if the two attacks are related.
With Israel pulling back its forces...but...
- *ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU SAYS GAZA OPERATION CONTINUES
- *NETANYAHU SAYS ISRAEL STRUCK A HARSH BLOW AGAINST HAMAS
2 Terrorist incidents have hit Jerusalem this morning...
The first incident...
As Bloomberg reports,
- *ONE WOUNDED FROM SHOTS FIRED NEAR JERUSALEM'S HEBREW U.: TV
- *ISRAEL POLICE SAY SHOOTING DIRECTED AT SECURITY OFFICIAL
Shots fired at by-standers by gunmen riding motorcycle, one Israeli seriously injured, Channel Two TV says.
An IDF soldier was shot in the stomach by a suspected terrorist in a tunnel in Jerusalem's Mount Scopus Monday afternoon.
“Multiple shots were fired, one man was hit in the stomach and rushed to the hospital in serious condition,” said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. “Police units are now searching the area for the vehicle the suspect drove and hope to make an arrest shortly.”
The second incident...
A construction vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian and overturned a bus on a main street in Jerusalem on Monday in what police suspect was a Palestinian attack, which ended when policemen shot dead the driver of the yellow excavator.
There were no passengers on the bus, in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of the city. Surveillance video broadcast on Israeli television showed the excavator's mechanical arm tearing into the side of the bus as it lay on the sidewalk.
Israeli media said the driver of the digger was a Palestinian from East Jerusalem.
Video footage shot by a bystander in Jerusalem showed the exact moment that a construction vehicle was used to carry out a terror attack in Jerusalem on Monday.
One person was killed in the attack, and the driver of the construction vehicle, Mohammad Jabbis - a resident of the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, was shot and killed by police.
Yossi Farienti, Jerusalem district police chief, said the excavator "hit a Jewish citizen at a construction site and then drove about 50 meters down the road, where it overturned the bus with its arm, slightly injuring three people."
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said "police are looking at the incident as a terror attack." He said a police officer shot dead the excavator's driver.
Police did not confirm if the two terrorist attacks are related.
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Sounds like Super-Kerry is needed to calm things down again...