Four Dead In Jerusalem Truck Attack, Video Shows Terrorist Running Over Soldiers

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Following the incident, the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, issued a statement in which he condemned the attack and warned that the perpetrators would pay a heavy price. The statement read as follows.

“Those who incite and inflame and those who support terror must pay a heavy price. I call on all the residents of Jerusalem and the country to continue their lives as usual and to not let terror win.”

A statement was also issued by Israeli deputy foreign minister Minister Tzipi Hotovely who termed that the attack was aimed at disrupting the Paris peace conference set to begin next week.

“The world has received a clear answer from the Palestinians to the peace conference coming up in Paris: More terror. I again call on the international community to demand an end to terror and the industry of education toward it,” his statement read.

Meanwhile, some people have criticized the manner in which mainstream news outlets have reported the incident. The BBC, for example, did not refer the perpetrator of the attack a “terrorist” or even an attacker and only chose to call him a “driver”. A visibly upset Israel Education Minister Naftali Bennett posted a screenshot of the BBC story.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the scene of the attacked a few minutes ago. An emergency meeting of the Israeli Cabinet was also called after the attack took place.

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