Shooting attack in northern Jerusalem

March 8, 2016  

A shooting attack took place on Wednesday morning at Ramot Junction, near the northwest neighborhood of Ramot in Jerusalem.

In the drive-by attack shots were fired from a car on an Egged bus at the junction. Fortunately MDA reports that none were wounded in the attack.

Security forces are currently conducting a chase to try and hunt down the shooter.

Roadblocks have been established at the junction as part of efforts to secure the region.

Police report that passengers on the bus at Ramot Junction on Golda Meir Boulevard saw the two Arab suspects holding guns and heard the gunshots.

A civilian who saw what was going on stopped his car, ran towards the bus and shot one bullet at the two terrorists who fled. No bullet holes were found on the bus and none were wounded.

The roadblocks were put up to try and stop the fleeing car, and likewise wide searches were launched.

During the search officers found a car matching the description of the one used in the Ramot Junction attack on Hatzanchanim Street near the Old City’s Damascus Gate.

The terrorists opened fire from the car on passing cars. The officers shot at the terrorists and neutralized them, and inside the car found two improvised rifles.

The attack follows a bloody Tuesday, in which no fewer than three high level attacks were conducted, with police estimating US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit which began the same day was likely a catalyst.

The attacks Tuesday occurred in Petah Tikva, where a man was moderately wounded but managed to fight back and kill his Arab attacker, Jerusalem, where two officers were shot and seriously wounded, and Yafo, where a mass casualty stabbing took place.

In Yafo an American tourist, Taylor Allen Force, was murdered and 12 others were wounded by an Arab terrorist who went on a stabbing rampage. The US issued a condemnation of the attack.

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