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Car attack in central Jerusalem

Arab driver plows into commuters standing at bus stop next to iconic Chords Bridge; mother and toddler in serious condition.

Ari Soffer, | updated: 15:43

Site of the attack
Site of the attack
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14 people have been injured in a car-ramming attack in central Jerusalem, close to the capital's iconic Chords Bridge.

Six of the wounded victims were evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek hospital, two of them in moderate condition - a 65-year-old woman and a one-and-a-half-year-old toddler. The remainder were hospitalized with light injuries.

Five others were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital with light injuries.

The terrorist was eliminated at the scene.

Credit: Oren Rand

Witnesses say the attack began when an Arab driver arrived at Herzl Boulevard, towards the entrance to the capital, in a private vehicle just before 3 p.m.

Without warning, the terrorist then mounted the sidewalk and plowed his car into a group of civilians waiting at a bus stop.

He was apparently shot dead after emerging from his car - which crashed into a fire hydrant - armed with an ax, and attempted to attack onlookers.

Video shows aftermath of attack:



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CEO of the United Hatzalah emergency service Moshe Teitelbaum was at the scene.

"When I arrived at the scene I provided emergency first aid treatment, together with volunteers from United Hatzalah's motorcycle unit, to a child and his mother, and to a number of pedestrians who were wounded by a car.

He described hearing gunshots - presumably from security forces shooting the terrorist.

All the victims were conscious, and none appear to be in life-threatening condition, he added.




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