22 July 2008

Sixteen wounded in copycat backhoe attack in Jerusalem

16 Jerusalemites wounded, one of them seriously, as a bulldozer backhoe driver went on a rampage in central Jerusalem Tuesday afternoon in an apparent attempt to recreate the terror attack in the capital earlier this month.

Haaretz (at least in its Hebrew version) knows enough about the terrorist to tell that he belongs to the extended family of Muhammad Abu Tir, one of the Hamas leaders.

Update: this is probably coincidental, but the murder attempt occurred near King David Hotel, where most of the visiting dignitaries, including soon arriving Obama are usually staying in Jerusalem.