But apparently the driver missed all the Qur’an’s beautiful words of peace. How odd that that keeps happening.
And of course, for this attack Hamas blames…Israel. “Jerusalem: Bulldozer plows into police vehicle; terrorist killed,” by Ronen Medzini in Ynet News, March 5 (thanks to Tribalhorn):
A tractor plowed into a police squad car on Menachem Begin Boulevard in Jerusalem on Thursday. The driver was apparently also trying to hit a nearby bus, but missed.
Two police officers were in the car when it was hit and both sustained mild injuries. Other police officers patrolling nearby shot the terrorist….
“The officers shot the terrorist and neutralized him. Seconds later, a cab driver who pulled over fired as well, as did another police officer who arrived at the scene, and a force volunteer. The driver was critically injured, taken off the tractor and rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died of his wounds. We found an open Quran book in the driver’s compartment.”…
Meanwhile, Gaza’s Hamas rulers praised Thursday’s bulldozer attack in Jerusalem as a “natural response” to Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes in Arab east Jerusalem and to the Jewish state’s offensive in the Gaza Strip: “The operation in Jerusalem was a natural response to aggression against our people. The Zionist enemy should realize that they alone bear the responsibility for displacing our people in Jerusalem and for the killings in Gaza and the West Bank,” said Mushir al-Masri, a senior Hamas official….
Thursday’s tractor attack is the third of its kind in the capital: July of 2008 saw two such attacks — the first resulting in three people dead and 30 injured and the second resulting in 18 people injured. In both cases, the assailant was a resident of east Jerusalem….