Jan 8 2017
First Nice, then Ohio State, then Berlin, now Jerusalem, in what is becoming a favorite jihadi tactic of the Islamic State (ISIS) and ISIS wannabes, an Arab Muslim truck driver mows down 4 soldiers, then backs up over them, killing four and wounding 15 others.
UK Daily Mail Shocking video from the scene shows the driver reversing back over the soldiers, trapping ten under his wheels, during the sickening attack on Sunday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alleged the attacker ‘supported’ the Islamic State group, though he provided no details on what led to the finding.
Speaking at the scene of the attack, Mr Netanyahu said the attacker has been identified and ‘according to all the signs he was a supporter of the Islamic State.’ He says there ‘definitely could be a connection’ between Sunday’s attack, which killed four Israeli soldiers, and recent attacks in France and Germany.
The group of soliders were standing beside the bus on some grass when the truck bounced into the air onto the promenade and drove through the victims without warning. The killer then stood on his brakes and reversed, trapping some ten of his victims under the truck.
Some of the surviving soldiers managed to jump clear and opened fire, riddling the cab of the truck killing the man.
The atmosphere in Israel has also been charged following the manslaughter conviction last week of an Israeli soldier who fatally shot a Palestinian attacker who had already been badly wounded and was lying on the ground.
Eytan Rund, a tour guide who said he shot the attacker Sunday, said soldiers in the area were slow to respond. He said he believed the ‘hesitation’ was connected to last week’s verdict. Rund said: ‘The truck sent me flying, I was lucky, just a couple of bruises. The right corner of the truck hit me and sent me flying, a couple of flips on the grass, I am quite amazed that I am standing here right now.