Sunday, May 15, 2011

Terror in Tel Aviv; Arabs hail "beginning of third intifada"

This morning:
One man died and 17 people were injured in what police suspect was a terror attack in Tel Aviv on Sunday. A truck driving along Bar-Lev street hit and ran over several vehicles but continued to drive on.

Magen David Adom units were dispatched to the site. One person, a man in his 40s, died of his wounds.

The driver, a 22-year-old man from Kfar Kassem, was arrested and brought in for questioning.

During a preliminary investigation, the driver told police his tire had exploded causing him to lose control of the vehicle. However police doubted his version.

Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld speaking at the scene of the truck rampage, said "Based on the level of destruction, and the number of people who have been injured and one person killed, it looks as if this was deliberate, but the investigation is still ongoing."
Palestine Press Agency adds that the driver continued to try to run over pedestrians even after police arrived, and then he fled the scene and police gave chase and caught him.

The first commenter at that Fatah-aligned site thanked the truck driver for starting the third intifada, adding "We will not stop, O Israel."

Firas Press readers also hailed the operation.