A terror attack in Jerusalem Thursday morning killed at least three Israelis waiting at a bus stop and wounded eleven more. The two gunmen, reported to be Israeli Arabs, were in turn shot and killed by an off-duty soldier who had just returned from fighting Hamas in Gaza. The terrorists have been identified by the Israeli government as two brothers who were members of Hamas and had previously been jailed on terrorism charges. The attack came after an extension was announced of the ceasefire for hostages for another day by Israel and Hamas as the sides negotiated another round of hostage and prisoner swaps.
Screen image from surveillance video shows alleged Hamas gunman at start of terror attack on Israelis in Jerusalem, November 30, 2023.
The victims were a 24-year-old woman killed at the scene and two who died at hospital, a 60-year-old woman and a 70-year-old man, reported YNetNews. There are reports an armed citizen and another off-duty soldier also engaged the terrorists.
The terrorists pulled up to the bus stop in a car and exited, then opened fire, one with an M-16 rifle and one with a handgun. After shooting at the Israelis at the bus stop for several seconds, the two terrorists tried to return to their car when they were confronted and killed by the off-duty Israeli soldier. Other Israelis can also be seen responding with the off-duty soldier then frantically identifying himself to avoid friendly fire.
Two videos have been released. The sound of gunfire can be heard in one video. In the other the attack can be seen from beginning to end.
The Israeli government posted video with the sounds of the attack, at least tow dozen shots can be heard:
Breaking: 24 year old woman killed and at least 5 injured in a shooting attack in Jerusalem.
Two heavily armed terrorists neutralized. pic.twitter.com/ydO38zTWzW
— Israel Foreign Ministry (@IsraelMFA) November 30, 2023
Subsequently released surveillance
Source: The Gateway Pundit