Second Palestinian bulldozer rampage injures 29 on Jerusalem main street

A quick-thinking passing civilian, Yaki Asael from Sussia, on the West Bank, and a Border Police officer, Amal Ghannem, shot the driver dead after 5 vehicles and a bus were rammed opposite the Liberty Bell Park on King David Street corner.
Twenty-nine people, including two children, were injured, one seriously – 200 yards from King David Hotel where UK premier Brown stayed Monday. Visiting Barack Obama condemned the attack when he arrived at a nearby hotel in the afternoon.
Among the wounded were several tourists, a Frenchwoman and her two daughters and a family of Arabs who live in California, USA.
The bulldozer burst out of a nearby building site in Yemin Moshe, driven by Ghassen Abu Tir, 22, from Umm Tuba, a Palestinian village in southeast Jerusalem, who was employed at the site. He was a relative of Muhammed Abu Tir, a Hamas lawmaker held in an Israeli jail.
The Hizballah-sponsored Galilee Liberation Brigades claimed this attack like the first bulldozer rampage of July 2 when another Jerusalem Palestinian killed three people and caused heavy damage on Jerusalem’s Jaffa Street.

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