At least 17 people were wounded in twin terror attacks that took place within an hour in Jerusalem Tuesday morning.
Two Arab terrorists began shooting and stabbing passengers at about 10:30 am aboard Bus #78 as it traveled through the city’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in the first attack in the holy city on Tuesday.
Three people died in the two attacks, including two victims in the initial attack on the bus, according to MDA paramedics quoted by Galei Tzahal Army Radio.
All of the other victims are hospitalized in Shaare Zedek Medical Center, medics said. One is in critical condition; three are in very serious condition. The terrorists aboard the #78 bus were shot and killed by Border Guard Police officers.
Magen David Adom and United Hatzoloh emergency medical service response teams both raced to the scene.
In the second attack, an Arab terrorist used his vehicle to ram into a crowd on Rehov Malchei Israel, a location in a hareidi-religious neighborhood in the heart of the capital. After plowing into the crowd with his vehicle, the terrorist got out of the car and began stabbing those still standing.
One victim, 60-year-old Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, z’l, was killed immediately. He is to be laid to rest in Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon after a funeral that is to begin at 2 pm the Pinsk Karlin Synagogue in the Beis Yisroel neighborhood, north of Meah Shearim.
Four other civilians were wounded, including two who are in critical condition, and two who are in serious condition.
The terrorist, a technician with the Bezeq telephone service company, was shot and killed by security forces.
According to district police commander “Chico” Edri, all of the terrorists who carried out the attacks in Jerusalem are residents of the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukabar. “We will deal with this,” Edri told reporters at a briefing shortly after the attacks.