After yesterday's three terror attacks in Israel that left one dead and more than a dozen wounded, the violence has not let up. The Jerusalem Post's Daniel K. Eisenbud reports that two terrorists carried out shootings in the Holy City today, leaving one Israeli critically wounded:
Two Palestinian terrorists responsible for separate drive-by shootings in Jerusalem Wednesday morning were shot and killed by Special Patrol police during a shootout outside the Old City following a city-wide manhunt.
An Arab-Israeli man was critically wounded after being shot twice by the suspects during the gun battle.
At approximately 8 a.m., police first received reports about two suspicious Arab men driving a blue vehicle on Golda Meir Boulevard in the Ramot neighborhood of the capital. Moments later, shots were fired from the car in the direction of an Egged bus, police said.
Before police arrived at the scene, an armed Israeli man who witnessed the shooting exited his car and fired a single shot at the terrorists’ vehicle before they fled the area.
“We know that shots were fired in the area of the bus by two Arab suspects armed with automatic weapons, but no bullet holes were found on the bus,” said Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, adding that no injuries were reported.
“Police units immediately launched a search for the vehicle driven by the terrorists, which we knew was still in Jerusalem, and was spotted by special patrol units between the Old City’s Damascus Gate and New Gate one hour later.”
Rosenfeld said that when police approached the car, shots were fired at them before the officers shot and killed both suspects. None of the officers were wounded, but a 57-year-old Arab-Israeli man was struck by two bullets fired by the suspects.
Magen David Adom paramedics at the scene treated the man, who was rushed to Hadassah University Medical Center on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus in critical condition.