Four Israeli Soldiers Dead After Truck Rammed Into Them In Jerusalem

Four Israeli Soldiers cadet were killed in Jersualem on Sunday when a Palestinian attacker drives a truck and rammed into them. Three women and a man in their early twenties were reported to have died in the attack, but police is yet to identify the victims.

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


The attack took place just few blocks away from the US Consulate, though the new Trump administration has said it would move the embassy to Jerusalem.

Israeli PM, Benjamin Netayanhu in a statement after the attack wrote;

According to all the signs [the attacker] was a supporter of the Islamic State. We in Jerusalem have just experience an unprovoked terrorist attack, a murderous attack that claimed the lives of four young Israelis and wounded others.

This is part of the same pattern inspired by Islamic State, by Isis, that we saw first in France, then in Germany and now in Jerusalem.

Palestinian media reported that the attacker was a 20 year old married man, Fadi al-Qanbar, who has also served time in an Israeli Prison.

He was shot dead by other soldiers and tour guide as he reversed towards the dead and injured.