Palestinian car-ramming attack injures 17 in Jerusalem

Chords Bridge, scene of Monday's car-ramming attack in Jerusalem. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Seventeen people were wounded in a Palestinian car-ramming terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Monday.

A 24-year old Palestinian man from eastern Jerusalem was shot and killed at the scene, near Chords Bridge. The terrorist drove his vehicle onto the sidewalk and rammed it into pedestrians near a bus stop on Herzl Street, according to police. Police found an axe in his car.

An Israeli toddler was seriously wounded in the attack and will undergo surgery to save his leg. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after the attack, “We are facing a new kind of terror, that of individuals. This presents a challenge not only to us but the entire world. I have no doubt we will overcome [the challenge].”

Posted on December 14, 2015 .