There was a horrible terrorist attack in Jerusalem at a bus stop on Thursday morning.
According to the police, two terrorists attacked at the Givat Shaul junction near the entrance to Jerusalem. They had an M-16 and a handgun.
Israel’s Channel 12 posted video from the bus stop that showed two men jumping out of a white car and rushing at the crowd at the bus stop while shooting as everyone ran to get away.
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— החדשות – N12 (@N12News) November 30, 2023
A horrific morning here in Israel with a shooting attack in Jerusalem in which 3 Israelis were murdered, including a 24 year old woman and two elderly victims.
Both heavily armed terrorists were neutralized.
May the memory of the victims be a blessing. pic.twitter.com/VGYP0nSS9V
— Israel ישראל 🇮🇱 (@Israel) November 30, 2023
The terrorists were then shot and taken out, according to the police, by off-duty soldiers and a civilian.
Killed in the attack were a 24-year-old woman, a 73-year-old man, and a woman in her 60s, while five others were wounded.
The terrorists shot were identified as two men connected to Hamas who had previously been imprisoned for terrorist activity.
National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir arrived at the scene shortly after the attack, saying “This event proves once again how much we must not show weakness, how much we should talk to Hamas only through the gun sight, only through war. My stance about the ceasefire is known, Hamas must not be allowed to speak to us with two voices.”
Ben-Gvir added that the attack displayed how important it is to distribute weapons to civilians. “Weapons save lives, we see it time after time, wherever there are weapons, citizens, policemen, soldiers, save lives. And this weapon can save us and it proves itself time and time again.”
U.S. Ambassador Jack Lew condemned the attack.
Abhorrent terrorist attack in Jerusalem this morning. We unequivocally condemn such brutal violence. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and I offer my sincere condolences to all those affected.
— Ambassador Jack Lew (@USAmbIsrael) November 30, 2023
This occurred despite Israel and Hamas agreeing to one more day of ceasefire to help get more hostages out.
This doesn’t look like a ceasefire on the part of the terrorists.