Palestinian Media: Terror Attack 'Car Accident'

Rampage in Jerusalem labeled an 'accident,' victims are 'settlers and soldiers' in Arab media.

Tova Dvorin , | updated: 3:14 PM

Scene of Jerusalem attack
Scene of Jerusalem attack
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The Palestinian Arab media is calling Wednesday's horrific terror attack in Jerusalem a "car accident," Elder of Ziyon reports, and is also claiming that all of the victims were "soldiers and settlers." 

The blog translated the following excerpt from Palestinian news agency Wafa from Arabic: 

A young Jerusalem man, Ibrahim Akkari, of Shuafat in central Jerusalem, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of downtown Jerusalem, when his car went out of control and collided with a number of soldiers and settlers; the condition of three soldiers is described as serious.

For its part, the Israeli police and some Hebrew media were quick to claim that the incident was a terrorist action before it was clear what the incident was.

Wafa glosses over Akkari's allegiance to Hamas, nor the fact that he purposely plowed his car into pedestrians at the Light Rail - and, removing any doubt of it being an accident, then proceeded to leave his vehicle and beat unsuspecting passers-by with a crowbar, as footage below reveals.  One Druze Border Policeman is dead and at least five people have been injured.