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Sunday, January 8, 2017
Terror Attack In Jerusalem
Article reprinted from CNN.
(CNN)The driver who plowed a truck into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem, killing four people and injuring at least 10, may have been an ISIS sympathizer, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Three of the four killed were females. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said three of the slain were cadets and one was an officer.
All of the slain victims were in their 20s.
Several other officers and cadets were injured and evacuated to hospitals for medical treatment, IDF said.
Speaking from the scene of the attack, on a promenade overlooking the walled Old City of Jerusalem, Netanyahu said authorities have identified the terrorist and "all signs show he is a supporter of the Islamic State."
Earlier, Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told CNN "there are no potential active ISIS cells here in Israel."
"A group had gotten off the bus and were getting organized with their bags when the terrorist took the opportunity, ramming his truck into the group," Rosenfeld said.
"Then he in fact reversed and tried to ram them again until shots were fired, and the terrorist was shot and killed at the scene."
Diplomatic tensions have flared between the US and Israel in recent weeks after the Obama administration decided not to veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel and its construction of new settlements in East Jerusalem.