World Sunday Tragedy In Jerusalem As Lorry Driver Kills 4



Tragedy struck in Christians' holy land, Jerusalem on Sunday as Four Israeli officer cadets were killed in and a dozen wounded when a Palestinian attacker driving a truck ploughed into them deliberately.

Police said the dead, three women and a man, were all in their twenties, but did not identify them. Among the wounded three were described as in a serious condition.

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The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said “according to all the signs [the attacker] was a supporter of the Islamic State” but did not offer any further details. No claim of responsibility has been made for the attack.

The attack took place as a large group of Israeli soldiers visited a scenic outlook overlooking modern Jerusalem and the Old City.

The driver was shot dead by other soldiers and a tour guide with the group that was hit as the driver reversed back towards the dead and injured.

Graphic security camera footage shot from a distance showed the truck racing towards a group of soldiers standing by their bus and then driving through the group, scattering bodies. After a gap of a few seconds the truck is seen reversing into them again