B’nai B’rith International condemns the attack on a light-rail station in northern Jerusalem by a Palestinian man with Hamas ties that killed an infant and wounded eight others.
Yesterday, Abd al-Rahman al-Shaloudy drove his car off the road, across the light-rail tracks and toward the station into a crowd, striking waiting passengers and killing a 3-month-old baby. Shaloudy then took off on foot and was fatally shot by police.
According to a police spokesperson, surveillance footage indicates Shaloudy intended to strike the crowd waiting for a train. In the aftermath it was also widely reported Shaloudy is linked to Hamas and has a history of anti-Israel violence.
At a time when more attention is being paid to acts of terrorism, we are deeply concerned over the lack of international outcry following this incident.
This is yet another example of the constant threat faced by Israel and Israelis from terrorist organizations and their followers.