2 Killed, 5 Injured in Yerushalayim Terror attack

Photos: Dovber Hechtman/Anash.org

A 6-year-old child and a man in his 20s were killed and five others were injured in a terrorist ramming attack near the Ramot neighborhood of Yerushalayim on Friday afternoon.

Photos: Dovber Hechtman/Anash.org

Two people were killed and five more injured in a terrorist ramming attack in Yerushalayim Friday afternoon.

The attack occurred at 1:27 p.m. Friday at a bus stop in the Ramot neighborhood of the capital.

According to preliminary reports, the terrorist rammed his car into a group of pedestrians who were waiting for a bus on Golda Meir Boulevard, on the edge of Ramot near the Tomb of Samuel (Nebi Samuel National Park).

Witnesses say the terrorist, who has been identified as 31-year-old Issawiya resident Hussein Karaka, has been eliminated.

Emergency first responders from MDA and United Hatzalah were dispatched to the scene to treat the injured.

Two children injured in the attack were initially listed in critical condition, with two other victims listed as being seriously injured, and two in moderate condition.

Two of the victims, including a six-year-old boy, later succumbed to their injuries.

“A car hit the people at the bus stop. Volunteers are currently performing CPR on a young boy approximately eight years old,” said United Hatzalah CEO Eli Pollack. “Another man in his late 20s is in critical condition. We treated three other three people who were hurt in the incident.”

Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center reported that one of the victims, a man in his 40s, was admitted with moderate injuries.

Four other victims were evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

“The scene was terrible when we arrived,” said MDA first responder Shraga Rosenthal.

“We saw a vehicle near the bus stop that hit pedestrians that were waiting. We saw six victims near each other. Two of them were six-year-old children who were unconscious with severe multi-system injuries.”

“A 27-year-old male and 30-year-old male were unconscious, and two further victims were conscious with limb injuries.”

“We provided first aid, and performed CPR on the two children. This is a very serious incident.”

MDA paramedic Lishai Shemesh, who was in the area at the time of the attack, said: “I was in the car with my wife and children and noticed a car driving fast into the bus stop and crushing the people who were waiting there.”

“I stopped at the side and immediately ran towards the victims. A security person neutralized the terrorist. It was a shocking scene, we saw several victims including 6-8 year old children who were lying unconscious. We immediately began to triage the victims and provide life-saving treatment. MDA teams were immediately at the scene in large numbers, and continued treatment while conveying to hospital. I joined one of the ambulances and we conveyed a 26-year-old male with a head injury in serious condition to Shaare Zedek hospital.”

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