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Baby dies in Jerusalem car attack

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Baby dies in Jerusalem car attack


CCTV in central Jerusalem captured what Israeli police have described as a terrorist attack.

Pedestrians waiting at a light railway stop were hit by a speeding car which headed straight for them.

A three month old baby was killed in the incident and eight others injured.

The driver identified as Rahman Shaloudi,21, tried to flee the scene on foot but was shot by officers . He later died in hospital.

The dead baby’s grandfather Shimshon Halperin later spoke of his loss outside the hospital where the dead and injured had been taken:

“My wife Sara left several hours ago. She is on an airplane for New York and when she gets there the first message she will receive will be that the beloved granddaughter, for whom we waited so long for has passed away.”

After nightfall, clashes broke out between Israeli security and youths in the Arab East Jerusalem district of Silwan where the driver is said to have lived.

The Israeli government has blamed Hamas Islamists for the attack.

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