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One Dead And Thirteen Wounded In Jerusalem Attack

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One Dead And Thirteen Wounded In Jerusalem AttackA Palestinian man drove his van onto a crowded train platform in Jerusalem on Wednesday and then attacked bystanders with an iron bar, killing one person and injuring 13 in the second such attack in two weeks.
Witnesses said that Ibrahim al-Akri, 38, accelerated onto a crowded train platform in East Jerusalem. He then backed out and drove a short distance away before attacking a group of civilians and police officers standing by the side of the road with an iron rod. He was shot dead by police officers at the scene.
Israeli police said that al-Akri was recently released from prison for security-related offenses.
In the wake of his attack, both Islamic Jihad and Hamas claimed that that ak-Akri was a member of their groups. Israeli officials, including cabinet minister Naftali Bennet, have called for arresting any known members of either group as a precautionary measure.
“Abu Mazen [Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas] is the driver of the death car and the terrorists his emissaries,” Bennett said.”Israel needs to say clearly that the Fatah-Hamas government is a terror organization and we need to act accordingly.”

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