they are already three the fatal victims of the attack at a bus stop in Jerusalem this Friday. According to reports from the Shaare Tzedek hospital in the last hours, the third death corresponds to Asher Menahem Paleyeight years old, who had entered the medical center in “critical condition”.
“The child arrived in critical condition and while resuscitation maneuvers were being applied. The trauma, emergency, pediatrics, surgery and neurosurgery teams have fought for hours but, unfortunately, they have had to certify his death, ”the Hospital stated in a statement.
The young man is the brother of another of those who died after this attack, Yaakov Yisrael Paley, six years old, pronounced dead at the scene of the hit-and-run. His family arranged for his quick burial on Friday afternoon, before the ‘sabbath’ or Jewish holy day began. The third victim was a a student of a yeshiva or Talmudic schoolalso deceased this Friday, detailed the newspaper The Times of Israel.
For his part, the children’s older brother, 10-year-old Moshie, was discharged in the last few hours after being treated for minor injuries while his 42-year-old father remains hospitalized. Others two 20-year-old men also continue to receive medical assistance and his condition is serious.
The attack took place at an intersection near the Jewish quarter of Ramot, where uA 31-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem charged into a group of people waiting at a bus stop..
The authorities determined that it is Hussein Qaragaa resident of a neighborhood of Isawiya, in East Jerusalem, and suffered from mental problems. He had recently been released from a psychiatric hospital in northern Israel.
According to eyewitnesses, Qaraga rammed his vehicle into a group of people who were waiting at a bus stop and was later shot at by civilians. His death would have been at the hands of a police officer who was in the area, off duty.
Despite the fact that the attacker suffered from mental problems, Israel regards the incident as a terrorist attack and falls into a escalation of violence in the region, which has already left more than 50 dead so far this year.
Yesterday’s attack follows another on January 27, in which a Palestinian killed seven people in an Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem, the deadliest attack against Israelis in more than a decade.
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)
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