Jerusalem police Thursday afternoon finally stopped being politically correct and said that they “suspect” the driver who ran into and killed a pedestrian in on Wednesday acted as a terrorist.
The Jewish Press reported here this morning that Shalom Yochai Cherki died of his injuries Thursday morning after the Arab driver plowed his car into pedestrians at a bus stop at French Hill.
Two others, one a 20-year-old woman who is in serious condition, were injured.
The driver claimed the incident was an accident, and police said they were investigating if terror was a motive. Eyewitness reports left little doubt that the driver intentionally ran into the people, and police finally told a Jerusalem court early this afternoon they “suspect” the driver is a terrorist.
The 37-year-old Arab from New Anata in eastern Jerusalem was placed under house arrest by a Jerusalem court.
Shirki, a tour guide, is to be buried early Thursday evening. His family stated he was murdered.