A lorry rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers as they got off a bus in Jerusalem, killing at least four people and injuring many more. A police spokeswoman said the incident was being treated as a “possible terrorist attack” after the truck veered off course and struck the soldiers who had just disembarked from a bus. The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said all the signs suggest that the driver was a supporters of Islamic State. In a statement he said: “We know the identity of the attacker, according to all the signs he is a supporter of Islamic State. "We have sealed off Jabel Mukabar, the neighbourhood from where he came, and we are carrying out other actions which I will not detail.” An Israeli bus driver who witnessed the incident said the truck ploughed into the soldiers and they fired on the driver who reversed direction and ran over them again.
They shot him, until they neutralised him.
Israeli bus driver who witnessed the incident
Israeli television stations said at least four people were killed and that about 15 wounded bodies were strewn on the street at the Armon Hanatziv promenade overlooking the walled Old City of Jerusalem. Police said the four people killed were in their 20s and included three women and a man. Of those injured, one is in a serious condition. Since last year, Palestinian attackers have killed 36 Israelis and two visiting Americans in a series of mostly stabbing attacks. During that time, 229 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire. Israel says most of the Palestinians killed were attackers while the rest died in clashes.