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Jerusalem car-ramming terror

Medics said a 6-year-old boy and a man in his 20s were killed when a car slammed into a crowd of people at a bus stop.


A six-year-old boy and a man in his 20s were killed in a suspected Palestinian car-ramming attack in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem on Friday, according to police and medics.

Four others were injured, including another child critically.

Police said that the terrorist was neutralized and a large force dispatched to the scene.

“When we arrived at the scene, the sight was shocking. We saw a car near the bus stop after it hit pedestrians who were waiting,” said Magen David Adom paramedic Shraga Rosenthal.

“We saw six victims lying next to each other; among them, two children about six years old who were unconscious with severe multi-system injuries. A man about 27 years old and a man about 30 years old were unconscious, and two more victims were fully conscious with injuries to their limbs.

“We gave them initial medical treatment and performed CPR on both children. This is a very serious incident,” added Shraga.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the reinforcement of security forces in the area and directed authorities to arrest potential suspects associated with the perpetrator.

He also decided to take immediate action to seal and demolish the home of the terrorist.

The attack comes after seven people were killed and several others injured in a Jan. 27 terrorist shooting at a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Neve Ya’akov neighborhood.

This is a developing story.