Wednesday, November 05, 2014

PA says terror attack was a car accident and all victims were "settlers and soldiers" (video, update)

Here is how the official Wafa "news" agency is describing this morning's terrorist attack in Jerusalem:

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.
In reality, the terrorist aimed at two sets of people and then started attacking more with a crowbar. And Hamas claimed responsibility, calling it a "heroic operation."

At least one was killed, and there are unconfirmed reports of more who succumbed.

Here is video of the first part of the attack:

And during (graphic):

The last terror attack at the light rail station was also initially described as a car accident by the PA.