Police strongly suspect J’lem crash was terror attack

The brothers of Shalom Yohai Sherki mourn next to his body during his funeral in Jerusalem April 16, 2015. REUTERS/BAZ RATNER

Details of attack:

Police said on Thursday a Palestinian whose car struck people at a Jerusalem bus stop, killing an Israeli, appeared to have driven into them deliberately.

Police had said earlier it was unclear whether the incident late on Wednesday was an attack or a traffic accident.

“The interrogation and initial findings strengthen suspicion this was a terrorist incident,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

The car’s driver, a 37-year-old Palestinian from Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem, was treated in hospital for light injuries and then taken for questioning.

Times of Israel adds that “police suspicion is growing that a traffic collision in which one Israeli was killed and another young woman was badly injured was in fact a terror attack.”