After four Israelis — including a 24-year-old pregnant woman and her unborn child — were murdered by Hamas terrorists in a shooting at a Jerusalem bus stop Thursday, ABC News reported on the story using a picture of recently freed Palestinian prisoners as its main photo.
At around 7:40 a.m. local time, two Palestinian brothers jumped out of a vehicle at the bus stop near a main entrance to the capital city and fired at the people waiting for the bus, killing four and wounding at least six others. Shortly after the shooting, Hamas claimed responsibility for the terror attack, calling the terrorists “jihad-waging martyrs.”
ABC News’s report on the story featured a photo of people who were crying and embracing — except the photo was not of grieving Israelis but of Palestinian prisoners who were recently freed in exchange for hostages held by terrorists.
The ABC News report went on to refer to Hamas as a “Palestinian militant group,” even though Hamas has been designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government since 1997. The article then said the terrorist attack “occurred amid surging violence between Israeli settlers and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank while Israel is at war with Hamas” without any mention of the temporary ceasefire agreed upon by Hamas leaders and then violated by the terrorists multiple times this week.
In Thursday’s attack at the Jerusalem bus stop, 24-year-old Livia Dickman, who was pregnant with her first child, was declared dead at the scene. Ashdod rabbinical judge Elimelech Wasserman, 73, and Hannah Ifergan, a woman in her 60s, were later declared dead at the hospital.
Horrible. One of the victims of today’s shooting attack in Jerusalem was a young woman Liba Dikman, who was pregnant with her first child.
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— Greg (@Greg651) November 30, 2023
Surveillance footage showed the two Hamas members jump out of their vehicle and immediately start shooting into the crowd at the bus stop. Within seconds, three people surround the terrorists and return fire, killing them at the scene. The terrorists used an M-16 rifle and a handgun, and police found a large amount of ammunition when they searched the brothers’ vehicle, according to The Times of Israel.
The older brother was jailed from 2010 to 2020 for planning attacks in coordination with terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip, and the younger brother was jailed in 2014 for undisclosed terror activity, the Shin Bet security agency said.