CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - A Palestinian terrorist driving a bulldozer was shot and killed today on a busy street in Jerusalem. The driver rammed the bulldozer into an empty bus and a police car.
Two policemen were wounded in the attack, which took place near Malha Mall, the largest mall in Jerusalem.
In the initial investigation police said the driver first pushed the police car for about 30 yards, then tried to ram it into a bus full of girls dressed in costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim. They were on their way to Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital to visit sick people for the holiday.
An electrical post prevented the bulldozed police car from hitting the bus. One official said, "The girls were hysterical. They saw the enormous scoop headed toward them and saw death approaching, but they were saved at the last minute by the post. It is a Purim miracle." A number of bystanders were treated for shock by medical teams on the scene.
It was the third such attack in Jerusalem in less than a year. Early last July, five people were killed when a terrorist in a bulldozer plowed into cars and buses on Jaffa Street in the heart of the city.
Three weeks later, another construction worker tried to ram a bus, but he was killed before he could hurt anyone. Many Palestinians from East Jerusalem are construction workers for the city's traffic and building projects.
Sources: AP, The Jerusalem Post