4 Dead As Truck Plows Into Troops In Jerusalem

An Israel Police spokesman has reported at least 4 killed and 15 injured after a truck rammed into pedestrians in the Armon HaNetziv neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Two of the victims are severely injured, and four others – all IDF soldiers – are critically injured.

The ramming is considered to be a possible terrorist attack.

Police units at the scene are investigating.

Magen David Adom has reported that EMTs and paramedics on the scene are providing preliminary medical treatment to 10 injured, two of them severly.

MDA paramedic Henn Landi-Sharon, who was the first to arrive on the scene, said, “When we arrived, there was a lot of chaos.

I saw a truck which had injured several youths after they got off a bus… There were 10 people lying injured on the grass, some of them trapped under the truck. MDA administered medical treatment and transferred the injured to hospitals.”

Yakov Kaminetzki, a volunteer with United Hatzalah’s EMS ambucycle unit reported, “When I arrived at the scene I saw a number of pedestrians who were run down by a large truck near the Armon Hanatziv Promenade.

Some of the pedestrians were unconscious and trapped underneath the vehicle.

I requested that the dispatch and command center send additional assistance including fire and rescue services as well as additional EMS responders due to the large number of injured persons.

Near the vehicle were a number of other pedestrians who had sustained various degrees of injuries some of whom were in serious and moderate condition.”

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