Israeli Colonizer Kills A Palestinian In Jerusalem

12:00 Apr 24 2023 Davidka Square (כיכר הדוידקה), Jerusalem

Israeli Colonizer Kills A Palestinian In Jerusalem Israeli Colonizer Kills A Palestinian In Jerusalem
Hatem As’ad Abu Najma, 39. Published by IMEMC News and Haaretz

Police say five people were injured in downtown Jerusalem in what they are suspecting was a car ramming attack. Credit: Israel Police Published by Haaretz

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by IMEMC News
April 25, 2023

On Monday, a paramilitary Israeli colonizer killed a Palestinian man after he reportedly injured seven Israelis in what the army called a ramming attack in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the colonizer fatally shot Hatem As’ad Abu Najma, 39, a married father of five from Beit Safafa town, south of occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli sources said the Palestinian “rammed several Israelis with his car in Davidka Square,” nearly one block away from “Mahaneh Yehuda” market, wounding seven, including a man, about 80 years old, who suffered serious wounds and a woman in her 30s who suffered moderate-but-stable injuries.

The seriously wounded elder is reported to be sedated and hooked to a respiratory machine at the Intensive Care Unit at the Sha’are Zedek Medical Center.

The Jerusalem Post quoted the Israeli police stating that the Palestinian “sped up at an intersection deliberately ramming pedestrians” and added that he then “slowed down and stopped before an armed civilian shot and killed him.”

A video from the scene shows the colonizer shooting the Palestinian man through the closed side window of his car while he posed no threat or even attempted to leave it.

The Israeli military and internal security said Hatem was not known to have any affiliation with Palestinian political faction or armed groups and added that he had a history of mental illness.

After the incident, which potentially could have been a traffic accident, several Israeli teenagers gathered in the area, chanting “We want vengeance” while raising Israeli flags and “Ben-Gvir go home,” referring to the fanatic right-wing Israeli National Security Minister, Itama Ben-Gvir.

It is worth mentioning that Ben-Gvir phoned the man who killed the Palestinians, and “expressed his gratitude and the gratitude of the state of Israel for his actions that prevented a much larger incident.”

Earlier Monday, Israeli soldiers invaded the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp in Jericho city in the northeastern West Bank, killed Suleiman Ayesh Hussin Oweid, 20, before taking his corpse away, injured three, and abducted three others, including two siblings.

Five Injured in Car Ramming Attack in Downtown Jerusalem, Assailant Shot Dead

Five people were wounded, including one in serious condition ■ Police say the driver is a father of five from East Jerusalem

by Josh Breiner, Nir Hasson, and Yael Freidson for Haaretz
Apr 24, 2023

Five people were injured in a ramming attack on Monday on a busy street in central Jerusalem. Police say the attacker, a resident of the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Safafa and a father of five who was shot dead at the scene, planned the attack and had mental health issues.

"The footage from the incident strengthens the claims that this is a terror attack," a police source told Haaretz. According to police, 30-year-old Hatem Asad Abu Nijmeh was behind the attack.

Emergency services evacuated the five injured people to two local hospitals, Hadassah and Shaare Zedek. A 70-year-old man is in serious condition, while a 30-year-old woman was moderately injured. Two men were lightly injured during the incident, and a 57-year-old was evaluated for anxiety following the attack.

Jerusalem District commander Doron Turgeman held a briefing at the scene of the attack, revealing that traffic investigators ran tests at the scene and concluded that there wasn't a malfunction with Nijmeh's vehicle.

A few miles from the scene of the attack, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech at Yad Labanim, ahead of Israel's Memorial Day which begins Monday evening.

Netanyahu referred to the car ramming incident as a terror attack, saying "this attack, this place and this moment reminds us that the Land of Israel and the State of Israel were bought and is being bought with great suffering."

"These attacks come with the aspiration that they can and will displace us from here, and if they could, they would kill us all. We established a glorious country with a glorious army and a glorious police force, at a heartbreaking price," Netanyahu said.

Hamas spokesman Abd al-Latif al-Qanua called the attack a "heroic action that is the natural response to the occupation's crimes against Al-Aqsa mosque. The occupation will continue to pay a price for harming the mosque, and won't enjoy any sort of security stability."
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