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Published On: Tue, Jan 10th, 2017

Jerusalem terrorist driver kills 4, injured over 10 soldiers, identified as Palestinian Fadi Qunbar

Ten to 15 soldiers were reportedly injured in Jerusalem terror attack after a truck rammed into a group of people in Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in the south of capital. Israel is still reeling from as four IDF soldiers, three women and a man, all young were run over by the terrorist driving a truck.

The driver of the vehicle was “neutralized,” police said, as the perpetrator was shot and killed by security services.

The Israel Defense Forces tweeted that their names were Lt Yael Yekutiel, 20; Lt Shir Hajaj, 22; 2nd Lt Erez Orbach, 20 and 2nd Lt Shira Tzur, 20.

The attacker, identified as 28-year-old Fadi Qunbar, came from the Palestinian district of Jabel Mukaber in east Jerusalem, near to the attack site.

Map showing the Blue Line demarcation line between Lebanon and Israel, established by the UN after the Israeli withdrawal from southern Lebanon after its short 1978 invasion called “Operation Litani”. It follows the 1949 cease-fire line, also known as the Green Line, as well as the somewhat contested Lebanese-Syrian border towards the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The map is made by Thomas Blomberg, using the UNIFIL map, deployment as of July 2006 as source.

Police confirm that a truck plowed into a group of pedestrians on a promenade in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of East Jerusalem, injuring 10 of them. In fact, Qunbar actually reversed at one point to attack more people.

“He drove backward to crush more people,” eyewitness Leah Schreiber told reporters. “That was really clear.”

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said security had been heightened throughout the city in response.

An emergency meeting of the Israeli security cabinet approved administrative detention for IS sympathizers and authorized the destruction of the driver’s home.

Prime Minister Netanyahu visited the site of the attack on Sunday afternoon and said: “We know that there has been a series of terror attacks.

“There definitely could be a connection between them – from France to Berlin, and now Jerusalem.”

Magen David Adom responded with the best trained medics in the world, utilizing the world’s most sophisticated dispatch system, providing  42 units of blood for the victims, and put 1,000 ambulances and 300 Medicycles on Israeli streets so the response to the scene is in minutes and saved the 17 other soldiers wounded in the attack.

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