Driver Attacks Pedestrians in East Jerusalem: This Just In

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On Wednesday, a 38-year-old Palestinian man drove a minivan into two groups of pedestrians in East Jerusalem, killing an Israeli border police officer and injuring at least 13 people.

The motorist, identified by Israeli authorities as Ibrahim al-Akri, rammed a crowd waiting at a light rail stop, and then plowed into others at the next intersection. After the second collision, he exited the vehicle and attacked bystanders with an iron bar before he was shot and killed by police.

Al-Akri was reportedly a Hamas operative who was recently released from prison. Hamas has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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