Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Bulldozer Terror Attack

There's been another terrorist attack in Israel, this one utilising a bulldozer to attack and kill civilians. Israel Matsav is live blogging.

Police were apparently at the scene and struggled with the terrorist driving. They did not shoot, according to those at the scene, because of restrictive "open fire" orders.

It seems that the terrorist, who drove over a Toyota car and flattened it killing the woman inside and also knocked over a bus, was eventually stopped when an off-duty soldier took one of the police officer's guns and shot him. He's related to one of the soldiers involved in stopping the Yeshiva attack some months ago.

At least four people were killed and 44 were wounded - one seriously, one moderately and 42 lightly - on Wednesday afternoon when a bulldozer driver went on a rampage in downtown Jerusalem.

A soldier on leave took the gun from an elite policeman at the scene and shot the terrorist dead. The soldier, Moshe Klessner, 18, is the brother-in-law of IDF officer David Shapira, who killed the terrorist in the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva attack, Channel 2 reported.

Witnesses said the driver was killed after a struggle with two policemen. One of the elite policemen was lightly wounded, apparently by gunfire, indicating that the terrorist was armed.

The terrorist group which claimed responsibility is Ahrad Al-Jalil- blogger Israel Matsav reports that this same group previously claimed they carried out a terror attack, one that was later attributed to Hamas.

BTW, immediately brings to mind the SUV-driving Mohammed Reva Taheriazar who drove into students at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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