Jerusalem, 10 February, 2023 (TPS) — A six-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were killed in a car-ramming attack in northern Jerusalem on Friday afternoon.
Five other people were injured and evacuated to area hospitals, including a child in critical condition.
The terrorist was identified as Hossein Karake, a 31-year-old Israeli citizen and resident of the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya. Karake was shot and killed by an off duty police officer at the scene and by responding officers after plowing his car into a crowd of people at a bus stop.
A spokesperson for the Hadassah Medical Organization said that a 42-year-old man was in moderate condition with a “significant” leg injury at the Hadassah-Mt. Scopus Medical Center while a 10-year-old boy was being treated for minor bruises at the Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center. Both are fully conscious.
Four other victims were being treated at the Shaarei Zedek Medical Center. A hospital spokesman said an eight-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were in critical condition. The other two victims were being treated for less serious injuries.
Following the attack, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered that Karake’s home be sealed off for demolition.
“I conducted a security situation assessment and ordered security forces reinforced, arrests made and to act immediately to seal the terrorist’s house and demolish it. Our answer to terrorism is to strike it with all our might and deepen our grip on our country even more,” Netanyahu said.
Fatah and Hamas both praised Karake’s attack as “heroic.”