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Four Israeli Soldiers Killed in Jerusalem ‘ISIS Truck Attack’

Four Israeli Soldiers Killed in Jerusalem ‘ISIS Truck Attack’

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Four Israeli soldiers were killed and at least 15 people injured after being rammed by a truck in Jerusalem.

According to Israeli authorities, a Palestinian man rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers who were visiting Jerusalem for a trip.

Responding to the attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the attacker was a supporter of ISIS.

“We know the identity of the attacker, and according to all the signs he is a supporter of Islamic State,” said Netanyahu.

However, no evidence was given by Israeli authorities that this was indeed an attack by ISIS. The Israeli Prime Minister’s claim was preceded by a statement by Israel’s police spokesperson that said ISIS had “no active” cells in Israel.

The attack took place in the afternoon in Jerusalem. The driver of the truck, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on the scene, first rammed into the group of soldiers before attempting to reverse back on top of lifeless bodies.

All of those killed were cadets in their twenties.

While it is not clear whether ISIS is behind this attack, it may have been inspired by recent ISIS attacks. ISIS has claimed responsibility for two truck attacks last year, including one in Berlin and one in Nice. However, it could also have nothing to do with ISIS, as in recent years there have been a number of attacks by Palestinians on Israeli soldiers.

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