Friday, February 10, 2023

Terror in Jerusalem: 2 Killed, 4 Injured in Ramming Attack

A man in his 20s and a 6-year-old boy were killed, and 4 others injured after a terrorist rammed a vehicle into pedestrians waiting at a bus stop on Golda Meir Blvd. in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel.

The terrorist was shot and killed by IDF soldiers who were nearby. The terrorist has been identified as a 31-year-old resident of East Jerusalem.

A 6-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene, while a man in his 20s was transported to Shaare Tzedek hospital in critical condition, where he too tragically passed away.

The older victim has been identified as Pinsk-Karlin chassid Alter Shlomo Lederman hy”d. He got married just five months ago and was heading with his wife to his parents’ home in Elad for Shabbos when the terror attack occurred.

The second victim identified as 6-year-old Yaakov Yisroele Paley hy”d, a resident of Ramot. According to a Psak by HaRav Ezriel Auerbach, the Levaya will be held before Shabbos.

An 8-year-old victim is currently at Shaarei Tzedek in critical condition, with other victims transported there as well.

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