Another Palestinian terrorist struck Jews in Jerusalem on Friday, this time ramming a car into a crowd and murdering a 6-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man who was just married two months ago.
The 31-year-old terrorist attacked the crowd in a blue Mazda near the Tomb of Samuel (Nebi Samuel National Park) at roughly 1:30 p.m., killing the young man, identified as Alter Shlomo Laderman, and the boy, identified as Yaakov Israel Pally.
“A car hit the people at the bus stop. Volunteers are currently performing CPR on a young boy approximately eight years old,” United Hatzalah CEO Eli Pollack told Israel National News. “Another man in his late 20s is in critical condition. We treated three other three people who were hurt in the incident.”
The 8-year-old boy was identified as Yaakov Pally’s older brother.
“The scene was terrible when we arrived,” Magen David Adom first responder Shraga Rosenthal said. “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.”
National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir said he told police to erect roadblocks around Issawiya, where the terrorist’s home is located. “We have to act with determination and aggression to protect our children,” he told reporters.
The U.N.’s Mideast envoy Tor Wenessland responded weakly that “such horrific attacks and their glorification are fueling an endless cycle of bloodshed and should be condemned by all. Leaders must act responsibly.”
In late January, a Palestinian terrorist murdered seven Jews outside a synagogue, including a newly-married couple attempting to help those who had already been shot.
The terrorist responsible for the massacre, the worst terrorist attack in Israel since 2011, was reportedly 21 years old. Among the dead were Natali and Eli Mizrahi, who were newly married; Natali was reportedly doing CPR on one of the victims when she was shot to death.
Noting that the terrorist “kills seven Israelis, including a newly-married couple helping the injured,” British interviewer Kay Burley asked Palestinian ambassador Husam Zomlot, “Shot outside a synagogue on Holocaust Memorial day. Do you condemn that?”
“Every life lost is absolutely a tragedy,” Zomlot deflected. “And no one works for a non-violent solution to this problem more than us.”
“Do you condemn it?” Burley pressed.
“No,” Zomlot stated bluntly.