But they were Israeli, so it is halal for him to have done this. That is some truce the Palestinians are maintaining. Rocket attacks almost daily, now a road rage attack. What’s next?
Footage of the attack, which appears to have been caught multiple times on camera, shows the policeman climb up to the cab of the moving bulldozer, reach in through the window and shoot the driver in the head. A cloud of blood explodes onto the glass and the driver can be seen slumping sideways in his seat.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian construction worker rammed a bulldozer into buses and cars on one of west Jerusalem’s busiest streets on Wednesday, killing three Israelis and wounding more than 40 before he was shot dead.
Israeli police said the driver of the 20-tonne earthmoving vehicle was killed by a civilian and a policeman who clambered onto the cab as it wrought havoc along Jaffa Road, overturning a city bus and crushing cars along a 500-metre stretch.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility from militant groups. Relatives and police named the attacker as 30-year-old Hosam Dwayyat, a construction worker from Arab East Jerusalem. Police were trying to establish whether he had acted alone.
Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said the attack “was an act of senseless, murderous violence”. An aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called it an attempt to wreck peace negotiations and urged Israel to show restraint in its response.
Abbas’s opponents in Hamas and Islamic Jihad said the attack was a “natural” response by Palestinians to Israeli aggression but, nearly two weeks into a truce in the Gaza Strip, neither Islamist group said it was responsible for the incident.
A natural response? Then I guess by that logic, when the IDF invade Gaza and crush all the terrorists who stand in the vicinity of the rocket launchers, that too will be a natural response to Palestinian aggression. Of course with Hamas using women and children as human shields, the UN will call it an illegal act, yet remain strangely silent as Gazan jihadists launch rockets into Sderot.
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