Three people were killed and over 50 wounded in a terror attack in Jerusalem shortly before noon.

 Terrorist attack on Jaffa Road, Jerusalem

 

Terrorst attack on Jaffa Road, Jerusalem (Photo: Reuters)
​Driving a bulldozer on Jaffa Road between the Central Bus Station and the Mahane Yehuda market, a terrorist deliberately plowed into cars and pedestrians as well as two public buses (Egged buses 13 and 60) carrying some 50 passengers, overturning one of them. Police shot and killed the terrorist. ​
 Terrorist attack on Jaffa Road, Jerusalem

​​The attack, at the junction of Jaffa Road and Sarei Yisrael Street set off a panic in the area, as traffic was halted, and hundreds of people fled through the streets. One bus was overturned, and another bus was heavily damaged. Cars were flattened and others overturned by the Caterpillar vehicle. One car was dragged several meters by the bulldozer before being crushed under the vehicle. A baby was pulled out by a passerby before the vehicle was crushed, with the child’s mother still inside.

The terrorist has been identified as a Palestinian from eastern Jerusalem, who had taken the heavy bulldozer from the construction company that employed him. He drove the large earthmover from the nearby construction site of Jerusalem’s light rail project  for about 500 meters, crushing oncoming traffic on Jaffa Road before being killed.

 Terrorist attack on Jaffa Road, Jerusalem

 

 Terrorist attack on Jaffa Road, Jerusalem

 

​Photos: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

GovXParagraph3"The timing of this brutal terrorist attack, amidst continued negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, underscores the extent that the extremists will go to murder and maim Israeli civilians and destroy all efforts to secure peace and stability in the region. Moreover, this attack reveals, yet again, the malignant hatred for Israelis and gross zeal to commit acts of violence and terrorism that has disturbingly taken root in some parts of Palestinian society, which greatly threaten the prospects for genuine peace, reconciliation, and mutual understanding. Indeed, Hamas and other terrorist groups have already justified this vicious act of terrorism, inciting others and laying the groundwork for more violence, hatred, and suffering. GovXParagraph4​


The victims – all of Jerusalem:


• Elizabeth (Lili) Goren-Friedman, 54 
• Jean Relevy, 68 
• Batsheva Unterman, 33

 Terrorist attack on Jaffa Road, Jerusalem
Elizabeth (Lili) Goren-Friedman​
 Terrorist attack on Jaffa Road, Jerusalem

Jean Relevy​

 Terrorist attack on Jaffa Road, Jerusalem
Batsheva Unterman​