4 Young Israelis Murdered In Jerusalem Terror Attack

A palestinian terrorist today murdered 4 young Israelis – three females and a male – and injured at least 15 others, after ramming a truck into them at a popular Jerusalem promenade.

A truck rammed into a group of soldiers on a promenade in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem, killing at least four of them, in a vehicle-ramming attack on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Police chief Roni Alsheich called the incident a vehicular terror attack.

The soldiers were getting off a bus at the promenade, a popular tourist spot in southern Jerusalem, when a large flatbed truck ran into them.

At least 15 people were injured, some of them seriously. The four soldiers — three women and one man — who died were in their 20s, the Magen David Adom rescue service said.

According to police, the driver accelerated as he struck the group.

Eyewitnesses said that after the driver hit the soldiers with his truck, he put the vehicle in reverse and ran over them a second time.

The driver of the vehicle was shot by both the soldiers and by their civilian guide, police said. It was later reported that he died of his wounds.

Moshe Aharon, the driver of the bus told Army Radio that “a group of soldiers was standing with their bags near the bus. I had just let them off. The truck drove into the group of soldiers, ran over them and kept going. The soldiers shot at the driver. He reversed and ran over them again.”

Lia Schreiber, one of the guides for the group of soldiers, told The Times of Israel that the driver had reversed and run over the bodies again.

“I was explaining about the view of Jerusalem. I saw soldiers shouting and screaming. Some of the soldiers started shooting. It took some time to kill [the driver] so he was able to reverse. The whole thing took maybe a minute and a half,” Schreiber said.

At first, it was not clear if this was an accident or a deliberate attack, but Schreiber said she “understood it was a terror attack when they started shooting at him.”

A number of victims were trapped under the truck after the incident, according to an MDA paramedic on the scene.

The soldiers were visiting the capital as part of the army’s “Culture Sundays,” in which troops are taken to important historical and national sites at the beginning of the week.

Police confirmed that the perpetrator has been neutralized. Authorities suspected terror motives in the incident.

Speaking to the press minutes after the attack, Police Commissioner, Insp.- Gen. Roni Alsheich, identified the attacker as a resident of east Jerusalem, explaining how the apparently Arab perpetrator had an Israeli driver’s license and was driving a car with an Israeli license plate.


According to Ynet, Palestinian sources identified the terrorist as Fadi al-Kanabir, a released prisoner from Jabel Mukaber, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem that borders East Talpiot.

As we see reguarly when it comes to Israel, elements of the mainstream media have employed misleading headlines.

The worst example I saw was from the BBC, who initially began with our shooting of the terrorist – but did not call him that. He was rather just a lorry driver who was “allegedly” up to no good.

They have since changed their headline.

Others decided to blame it on the truck.

Like Sky News


Deutsche Welle


And the Business Standard

While ABC Australia decided to go with the scare quotes around word “attack” – as if questioning if it was, indeed, an attack.

Update: Naturally, we see the disgusting reactions to such terrorism (check here for further updates).

Including handing out candies..

And tweets justifying or celebrating it.





Update: Response of Fatah, party of our “peace partner” Mahmoud Abbas:


Update: More celebrations from Gaza.


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