An Israeli policeman shot dead a Palestinian in eastern Yerushalayim on Wednesday morning after he rammed into two policewomen, injuring them, a police spokesman said.
The unidentified terrorist drove his car into two officers, who sustained light-to-moderate wounds, according to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
“The terrorist drove into them while they were on patrol in A-Tur and both were treated at the scene and then evacuated to Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem and Shaare Zedek Medical Center,” he said.
“A police officer at the scene shot the terrorist, leaving him in critical condition,” Rosenfeld continued. “He died shortly after from his injuries.”
The area was cordoned off and police were investigating to determine whether the driver had acted on his own or in connection with a terrorist organization.
“During my shift in A-Tur, I identified a terrorist’s vehicle speeding up deliberately towards other officers,” A., a Sgt. Second Class, told Arutz Sheva on Wednesday afternoon. “I quickly realized that it was a terrorist attack and that there was not a second to waste. I acted quickly to prevent more innocent people from being hurt.”
“We fired at the terrorist and neutralized him,” another officer, who asked to remain anonymous, added. “It’s one of the scenarios we were trained for. I have no doubt that it was over so quickly because soldiers are ready and prepared for any scenario.”