SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- A Palestinian driver has been shot dead by Israeli police after he rammed his car into a train station platform in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Israeli police said the car hit the train rail tracks and then ploughed into the crowd on the platform on Wednesday.
“A commercial vehicle hit and ran over pedestrians at a light rail station,” said Israeli police spokeswoman, Luba Samri.
The police said one person was killed and nine people were wounded in the incident, which they claimed to be a “hit and run” attack.
Israeli forces shot and killed the driver.
The Wednesday incident was similar to another one that happened in the same area two weeks ago.
On October 22, Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, a Palestinian man, rammed his car into a railway station in al-Quds. A baby girl was killed and eight people were injured in the incident. The Palestinian later died of injuries sustained from gunfire by Israeli forces.
The Tel Aviv regime claims that the incident was deliberate, but the family of the 21-year-old said it was an accident.
The fatal incidents come as tensions have been running high at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds over the past days.
Israel closed the al-Aqsa Mosque to Muslim worshippers on October 29 after an attempt on the life of far-right Israeli rabbi, Yehuda Glick, which Tel Aviv blamed on Moataz Hejazi, a 32-year-old Palestinian. Hejazi was killed during an Israeli raid on his home in the Abu Tor neighborhood of al-Quds.