UPDATE: Sixteen Wounded in Arab Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem, by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu (Israel National News)
An Arab driver rammed his car into a group of pedestrians at a central Jerusalem thoroughfare late Monday night, wounding 15 people, before being shot dead, police and rescue officials said.
It was the third such attack in the city in recent months.
The 11:00 p.m. attack at the city’s Kikar Tzahal near Jaffa Gate ended quickly after the Arab assailant was shot and killed by passersby, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said.
Two of those wounded were in serious condition and Channel 10 reported that tourists were among the casualties.
The area in question is adjacent to east Jerusalem and the Old City of Jerusalem.
The assailant, who was driving a BMW, crashed into pedestrians on the sidewalk, where his car came to a grinding halt.
The casualties were rushed to Jerusalem’s Hadassah-University Hospital at Ein Kerem, and the city’s Sha’are Tzedek Hospital.
The attack comes after two back-to-back bulldozer attacks in Jerusalem in July which left three Israelis dead and dozens wounded.