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  אלול 24, 5768 , 24/09/08

Soldier who Eliminated Terrorist Recalls Attack

Lt. Elad Amar shot terrorist Kassem Mughrabi on Monday night after Mughrabi ran down a group of soldiers and civilians near Jerusalem's Old City, wounding 23. On Tuesday Amar recounted the attack, saying he had realized it was a terrorist attack after seeing Mughrabi run pedestrians down at top speed, making no attempt to stop.

Amar said he saw the terrorist recovering from the initial attack and shot him before he was able to back the car up and continue running people down. Amar's account contradicted claims from Mughrabi's family that the attack was merely a traffic accident.

The terrorist was from Jabel Mukaber, the Jerusalem neighborhood that was also home to terrorist Ala Abu Dheim, who murdered several high school students in an attack earlier in the year. The officer who shot Dheim, ending the high school attack, served as one of Amar's commanders.

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