Ramming attack in Jerusalem to day
December 14, 2015
Rosenfeld said all of the victims were treated at the scene by Magen David Adom and ZAKA paramedics before being rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Facility and Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem.
He said traffic was suspended in both directions for 90 minutes, as police cordoned off the area, which was flooded by an overturned fire hydrant, to investigate if the suspect acted alone or is part of a larger terrorist cell.
A search of the man’s badly damaged vehicle uncovered a metal hand ax with a green handle.
ZAKA volunteer Yossi Frankel said he was among the first responders after receiving an emergency call at 3 p.m.
“The terrorist ran his car into a bus stop, ramming a fire hydrant, which made it very difficult to work because of flooding,” said Frankel.
“I helped one male victim, who is between 30 and 40, who was conscious with light-to-moderate upper body wounds. A one-and-a-half-year-old baby was also seriously injured and taken to the hospital.”
Frankel said ZAKA volunteers transferred the terrorist’s body to an area police station for forensic analysis and testing.
Following the attack, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the security forces and citizens who helped save lives, and prevent greater carnage.
“We are facing a new kind of terror, that of individuals,” he told his Likud faction.
“This presents a challenge, not only to us, but the entire world. I have no doubt we will overcome [the challenge].”