Muslim Savages Murder 3 Jews Injure 17 In Multiple Attacks In Jerusalem As Stabbings And Shootings Continue Throughout Israel
October 13, 2015
Jerusalem: Death Toll Rises to Three after Multiple Attacks
Three people have been killed and as many as 17 others injured - some of them seriously - in two near-simultaneous terrorist attacks in Jerusalem.
In the first incident, a 60-year-old man was killed and 15 others wounded, eight seriously, in a shooting attack on a Number 78 bus traveling along Gallows Street in Armon Hanatziv.
Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah paramedics at the scene described chaos and multiple severe casualties.
A second, critically wounded victim succumbed to his wounds nearly two hours later, bringing the death toll in that attack up to two.
The attack involved two terrorists, one of whom was shot dead by police. The second terrorist was shot and wounded, and has been taken into custody.
Early investigations indicate that the terrorists intended to hijack the bus, along with its passengers. It is not yet clear what they intended to do with the vehicle or their hostages afterwards.
Minutes after that attack, a car and knife attack took place on Malchei Yisrael street.
The terrorist in that attack reportedly plowed his car into a bus stop and then emerged brandishing a knife, stabbing several passersby.
One person was killed in that attack, and another person was wounded. Paramedics treated the injured victim at the scene before transporting him to hospital in light condition.
There are conflicted reports about the fate of the terrorist. Some say that he was injured and taken into police custody, others that he was killed at the scene.
He has been identified as Jerusalem resident and Bezeq telephone company employee Alaa Abu Jamal. Reports suggest he carried out the attack using his company car.
Bezeq released a statement following the attack, saying: "Bezeq would like to express its deep outrage over the attack on Jerusalem's Malchei Yisrael Street, and over the terrorist action of one of its workers (who was killed during the attack). We are stunned and repulsed by the criminal act, and the deep hurt he has caused to the families of those killed. We are praying for the quick recovery of the wounded victims."
The statement continued, "We emphasize that there were no warning signs, and there were no clear changes in the worker's conduct that could have prevented the act of terror. We will continue to follow the developments, and our hearts cry out with the victims and their families."
Following the attacks, police have closed off all roads into Jerusalem.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called an emergency security cabinet meeting.
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The Bezeq telephone company responded to the car attack conducted in Jerusalem Tuesday by its employee Alaa Abu Jamal, claiming there were "no warning signs" of his lethal terrorist leanings - but an interview he gave just one year ago would seem to prove that wrong.
Well before he used his company car to murder Rabbi Yeshiyahu Krishevsky and wound another person - running into passersby with the car and then getting out with a butcher's knife before being shot - Jamal appeared on Yedioth Aharonoth where he gave an interview about the Har Nof massacre last November.
Jamal was in fact the cousin of the two terrorists who conducted the brutal attack with hatchets, knives and guns in western Jerusalem, in which four Jews were murdered at prayer - with two of them reportedly beheaded - in addition to a Druze police officer who was also killed in a subsequent shoot out with the murderers.
Speaking to the news station in Arabic in an interview broadcast on Israeli TV, Jamal appeared in the black and white khefiyeh associated with arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat, and spoke about the attack.
"This act was because of the pressure of the Israeli occupation government against the Palestinian people and Jerusalem in general, and the ongoing harm to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. It's a normal thing that can be expected from every man who has courage and a feeling of belonging to his people and to Islam. It's a normal reaction to the treatment we receive."
Asked about the response of the terrorists' families in the southeastern Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, he responded, "the mother of one of the martyrs received the news as normal (i.e. nonchalantly - ed.), there were calls of joy among us and they passed out candies to the visitors who came, and there was support of the two martyrs."
"However, we were surprised by the act and didn't expect it would happen."
"Great to die a martyr"
He said of his cousins who committed the terrorist attack: "they were workers and normal people like everyone, in the family we're all like that, workers unaffiliated with any political or other group. Regular working people."
"One of the murdered (i.e. one of the terrorists - ed.) was married and has a wife and three kids. We didn't expect it would happen."
Asked if he thinks there will be more incidents, he said, "I don't know, everyone is responsible for themselves. We were also surprised by the act."
"But you're happy?," asked the interviewer, apparently noting Jamal's wide smirk. The future terrorist immediately responded, "thank Allah, someone who dies as a martyr, that's a great thing."
The interview, in Arabic with Hebrew subtitles, can be seen by clicking the image below.
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