Nice, Berlin and now Jerusalem. How many more do there have to be before our leaders take effective steps to protect us?
“Four soldiers dead in in Jerusalem truck attack,” by Peter Beaumont, Guardian, January 8, 2017:
A truck rammed into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem on a popular promenade overlooking the walled Old City of Jerusalem, killing four people and injuring at least 15.
Leah Schreiber, a witness, was leading a group of new soldiers on an orientation tour, taking them to a promenade overlooking the city when the attack happened.
“I was with a group of soldiers when a terrorist attacker drove into the solders,” she said. “People shouted ‘What’s happening’ and he reversed the truck.”
The driver was shot dead. Groups of soldiers who had been on the orientation tour were sat on the ground as the bodies were removed.
Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the truck veered off course and struck a group of soldiers who had just disembarked from a bus.
“It is a terrorist attack, a ramming attack,” a police spokeswoman said on Israel Radio, which reported that bodies were “strewn on the street”. The report said the driver of the vehicle was shot.
The Magen David Adom ambulance service said 15 people were hurt and at least two were seriously injured.