(JNS) A 6-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.
Four others were injured, including another child critically. The wounded were taken to the Shaare Zedek and Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Centers in the Israeli capital.
Police said that the terrorist was fatally shot and a large force was 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.
“I am extending condolences on behalf of all the citizens of Israel to the families of those murdered in the attack in Jerusalem. Our answer to terrorism is to strike it with all our might and further deepen our hold on our country,” said Netanyahu.
“We all pray for the injured,” he added.
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.