Jerusalem car attack toll rises to 2
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
An Israeli fire fighter walks at the scene of an attack in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. AP PhotoA young Israeli who was critically hurt in a Palestinian car attack in Jerusalem died of his injuries early on Friday, raising the death toll to two, doctors said.
"The person who was critically wounded in the hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem passed away this morning," said a statement from Hadassah hospital in Ein Kerem.
A hospital spokeswoman could not confirm details of his age or identity but police described him as a "youth" and Israeli army radio said he was a 17-year-old student at a Jewish seminary in the city.
During Wednesday's attack, a 38-year-old Palestinian from Shuafat refugee camp in east Jerusalem deliberately rammed his car into two groups of pedestrians, killing a border police officer and wounding another nine people.
It was the second such deadly attack by a Palestinian driving a car in two weeks, and triggered rioting across flashpoint areas of the annexed eastern sector of the city.