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Police: Palestinian dead after ramming Israelis, wounding 9


Jerusalem: Israeli police say a Palestinian driver rammed into pedestrians near the western entrance to Jerusalem, wounding nine people before he was killed.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri identified the attacker as Abed Almohsin Hassoneh (21), from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina. Samri says police found an axe in the attacker’s vehicle and that bystanders shot the assailant.

Israeli Channel 2 TV News showed a white Mazda that had barreled into a bus station today on the sidewalk of a busy road.

The attack is the latest in a three-month period of near-daily attacks. Since mid-September, Palestinians have killed 19 Israelis in stabbing, shooting and vehicular attacks. At least 115 Palestinians have died by Israeli fire in the same period, of whom 75 are said by Israel to be assailants.

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