They Must Go! Arab Terrorist Murders Three Month Old Jewish Baby Injures 8 In Car Attack - Second Victim Died Today
October 26, 2014
Murdered: Chaya Zisel Braun Courtesy of the family
Baby Murdered in Jerusalem Terror AttackHamas terrorist from Silwan runs over pedestrians leaving light rail; 8 injured. Infant dies of wounds. First Publish: 10/22/2014, 6:14 PM / Last Update: 10/22/2014, 10:32 PM By Tova Dvorin
A baby girl was killed and eight people were injured Wednesday, after a terrorist hit them with his car outside the Givat Hatachmoshet (Ammunition Hill) Light Rail stop.
"A private car hit passengers from the light rail near the police national headquarters. The car's driver attempted to escape and was shot, apparently by a police officer from the Jerusalem district," police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.
Footage of the attack has now begun to circulate. The grainy security video appears to show a white car careening across the median and straight at pedestrians, mowing down one of them.
Police have now confirmed (7:30 pm IST) that a Jerusalem police officer did shoot the driver, seriously wounding him after he attempted to flee from the scene on foot.
One witness stated to the daily that the attack was "horrific" and that "people were screaming."
The area has been closed to traffic until further notice. Magen David Adom (MDA) medics, Hatzalah crews, and police have swamped the area.
A spokesman for the emergency services said three people were seriously wounded. Another two people were moderately hurt and four more were said to have sustained light injuries.
One of the wounded, a three month-old girl, died after being rushed to Hadassah Har HaZofim (Mount Scopus). She has now (8:00 pm) been named as Chaya Zisel Braun, hy"d. She will be laid to rest at Jerusalem's Har HaMenuchot cemetery at midnight.
Shimon Helperin, the infant's grandfather, told Arutz Sheva that the Braun family - which had been waiting for a child for years - had been returning from prayers at the Western Wall (Kotel) when they were struck by the terrorist. Helperin and his wife had arrived in Israel specifically to meet their grandchild on Wednesday and was forced to go immediately to the hospital, instead.
Hamas welcomes attack
The Arab driver has now been confirmed (7:40 pm IST) to have been resident of the Shiloach/Silwan neighborhood and a member of Hamas - and to have served in Israeli prison before for terrorism, according to Police Spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld.
"This is a natural response to the crimes of the occupation and invasion of our land by the Jews, particularly on the Al-Aqsa Mosque (Temple Mount - ed.)," Hamas spokesman Hossam Badran stated on official Hamas television.
Hamas television has also confirmed the identity of the terrorist - who was shot and wounded by police, but is not dead, as initially reported in the press - as 21 year-old Abdelrahman Shaludeh of Shiloach (Silwan). Shaludeh had previously served in Israeli prison for terrorist activities.
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Woman Injured in Jerusalem Car-Terror Attack Dies of Her WoundsKaren Yemima Muskara, 22, was mortally wounded last Wednesday when a terrorist plowed into a crowd with his car.
Karen Yemima Muskara, 22, has died Sunday, four days after she was mortally wounded when a terrorist plowed into a Jerusalem crowd with his car Wednesday.
She is the second victim of the attack to die. The first, baby Chaya Zisel Braun, died Wednesday.
Karen is a citizen of Ecuador who reportedly came to Israel with the intention of converting to Judaism.
Nine people were injured, when a terrorist hit them with his car outside the Givat Hatachmoshet (Ammunition Hill) Light Rail stop.
"A private car hit passengers from the light rail near the police national headquarters. The car's driver attempted to escape and was shot, apparently by a police officer from the Jerusalem district," police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement immediately after the attack.
Footage of the attack shows a white car careening across the median and straight at pedestrians, mowing down some of them.
The terrorist, 20-year-old Abdelrahman Shaludi of Shiloach (Silwan), attempted to flee the scene but was shot and wounded by police. He died in hospital several hours later.
Tensions have been rising ahead of Sunday night's funeral for Shaludi, which was due to take place at around 11:00 p.m. (2100 GMT) near Jerusalem's Old City walls, after it was delayed from Friday for security reasons.
Israeli authorities, fearing severe violence, are only allowing 20 mourners to attend and they have had to submit their names to police in advance.http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/186617