Two Killed In Jerusalem Terror Attack

A palestinian terrorists has killed 2 people – a 60-year-old woman and a 30-ish year old police officer – and wounded 6 others, after opening fire on Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem. He was later shot and killed after a chase.

The below video, released on social media, apparently shows the shootout between the terrorist and police.

The terrorist was reportedly a 39-year-old from Silwan, East Jerusalem.

According to the Hamas-affiliated Shehab News, the terrorist had been released from Israeli prison last year. Here is footage of him being greeted after his release.

https://www.facebook.com/ShehabAgency.MainPage/videos/1584037271638687/

Shehab also claims he was supposed to turn himself in today for incitement on Facebook, for which he was sentenced to 4 months prison. Instead he went to the police station and perpetrated the terror attack.

https://www.facebook.com/ShehabAgency.MainPage/posts/1584006954975052

Not surprisingly, Hamas has praised the attack.

Hamas praised the “heroic Jerusalem operation” and said it considers the attack a “natural response to the occupation’s crimes and violations at the expense of our people and holy sites.”

Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman, said that the operation is “confirmation of the continuation of the intifada.” He added that adding that all the “occupation’s” attempts to break and liquidate it will fail.

And other evil people have shown their joy over it, including this clearly-not-antisemitic specimen (screenshot since user’s account now suspended)

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I will endeavor to provide significant updates to this post during the day.

Update: The Guardian with a very Guardianeque headline.

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No mention of the fact it was a palestinian terrorist. From this, you might think it was an underworld hit.

Update: One of the victims, Yosef Kirmeh, 29, the Israeli police officer who heroically gave his life fighting the terrorist. May his memory be a blessing.

Update: the other victim has been identified as 69-year-old Levana Malihi. May her memory be a blessing

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Update: The inevitable celebrations.

https://www.facebook.com/DanonDanny/posts/1230116310344938

Update: Hamas’ Quds TV broadcast the last will of the terrorist. May he burn for eternity.

Update: The terrorist’s daughter is happy.

https://twitter.com/ShehabAgency/status/785117751903936512/video/1

Update: The terrorist’s mother receives well-wishers in front of his house. In east Jerusalem.

More of the celebrations here:

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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