No doubt that by sundown, this murderer will be lionized as a martyr by Palestinians from the West Bank to Gaza:
Three women were killed and at least 30 more people were injured when a bulldozer driven by a Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem trampled over pedestrians and vehicles and plowed into two buses in downtown Jerusalem at around noon Wednesday.
Magen David Adom reported of casualties on Rashi, Jaffa and Sarei Yisrael streets.
The driver, who reportedly had a criminal record and was the holder of an Israeli (blue) identification card, was shot dead by a SWAT officer near the old Shaare Zedek Medical Center. The terrorist was identified as 31-year-old Hossam Dawiath, a father of two from the village of Tzur Baher.
The terrorist continued on his killing spree, but a short while later a soldier and a SWAT officer jumped on top of the vehicle. The officer then shot the terrorist in the chest and leg and killed him.
Jerusalem Police Chief Aharon Franco told Channel 2 "a tractor driven by a terrorist began hitting vehicles and flipped over two buses. Apparently there are casualties at the scene; we don't have an exact number as of yet. We received no prior warning of a possible attack."
Hamas is already eagerly trying to make political hay of the tragedy saying in a statement that the attack was ""a natural reaction to Israel's aggression" hastily adding that they didn't have anything to do with it.
The government has promised to increase patrols n the area but it is too late for the victims. Just one more piece of evidence that peace between the Israelis and Palestinians will not be easily achieved.