A 6-year-old boy and 20-year-old man were killed and five other Israelis injured in Jerusalem just hours before the start of Shabbat today when a terrorist rammed his vehicle into a crowd waiting at a bus stop.
A Magen David Adom paramedic witnessed the attack and began providing aid immediately while other MDA EMTs and paramedics rushed to the scene to treat others.
“I was in the car with my wife and children and noticed a car driving fast into the bus stop and crushing the people who were waiting there,” said paramedic Lishai Shemesh. “I stopped at the side and immediately ran towards the victims. A security person neutralized the terrorist. It was a shocking scene.
“We saw several victims, including 6- to 8-year-old children, who were lying unconscious. We immediately began to triage the victims and provide lifesaving treatment. MDA teams were immediately at the scene in large numbers, and continued treatment while conveying [the victims] to hospital. I joined one of the ambulances and we conveyed a 26-year-old male with a head injury in serious condition to Shaare Tzedek hospital.”
The 6-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. A 20-year-old male was pronounced dead in the hospital, and an 8-year-old boy, the brother of the murdered child, is in critical condition.
The incident occurred in Jerusalem’s Ramot neighborhood, at the corner of Gold Meir Blvd. and Binyamin Mintz.