B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International condemns the attack on a busy light-rail station in eastern Jerusalem by a Palestinian man who plowed his car into six Israeli soldiers and a civilian bicyclist, injuring all seven.
After striking the crowd of people, the alleged assailant, identified by local media as Mohammed Salayma, exited the vehicle wielding a knife. He was shot by security forces and severely injured.
The attack was exactly like two previous attacks in the fall that killed a total of two people—including an infant—and wounded 21 others.
This is another example of the constant threat faced by Israel and Israelis from terrorist organizations and those indoctrinated with hate. The lack of outcry from the international community at a time of increasing focus on terrorist organizations, particularly in the Middle East, is alarming.