The NJA is horrified by reports of yet another terrorist attack conducted by a Palestinian terrorist who rammed his car into a group of Israeli civilians at a bus stop near the neighborhood of Ramot in Jerusalem earlier today.
The Palestinian attacker was identified as Hussein Qaraqa, a resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya.
The victims of this vile act of antisemitic terror include Yaakov Yisrael Paley, aged 6, his brother Asher Menahem Paley, aged 8, and Alter Schlomo Lederman, aged 20.
The other victims of the attack included two men in their 20s who are in serious condition, a man in his 40s in moderate condition, and a 10-year-old boy in light condition.
NJA Managing Director Steve Winston said, “Once again, this latest terrorist attack can be attributed to the Palestinian leadership’s longstanding policy of inciting hatred and glorifying and rewarding terrorism. Their hate-fueled policies have created a society where murder and mayhem of Jews and other Israelis is encouraged, celebrated and praised. Whilst the usual platitudes will no doubt include support for the two state solution and calls for restraint from both sides, the reality is that as long as Palestinian leaders continue to incite their people to hate, Israel will justifiably need to continue to take all necessary steps to try and foil terror attacks and protect all its citizens.”
The NJA condemns this attack in the strongest terms and stands with Israel in defending itself against Palestinian terrorism.
The NJA prays for the victims and their families. May their memories be a blessing.
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