Three died, and over 20 were injured in the latest round of terror attacks on Israeli Jews Tuesday, taking place in Jerusalem and Ra’anana. In Jerusalem, two separate attacks occurred within minutes of each other, when two Arab Palestinians attempted to stab passengers on board an Egged bus, and another terrorist rammed his car into a busy crowd on Malchei Israel street in Jerusalem.
The attacker was subdued by Israeli police forces, but not killed. Of the two assailants who perpetrated the bus attack, one was captured, the other killed.
In the last month, seven Israelis and 27 Palestinians have died in the unrest.
On Monday, Palestinian cousins Ahmed and Hassan Mansra, aged 13 and 15 respectively, stabbed and seriously injured two Israelis in Jerusalem: a 13-year-old Israeli boy, who was stabbed numerous times while riding his bicycle, and 21-year-old Yosef Ben Shalom. According to the Times of Israel, both were gravely injured in the attack, with the younger boy “barely surviving” surgery.
Israeli police stated that after Ahmed Mansra stabbed the 13-year-old Israeli boy, both he and Hassan attempted to flee. While escaping, Ahmed was reportedly hit by a car and seriously injured, and Hassan was shot dead by police after reportedly ignoring their calls to halt.
Eyewitnesses described the cousins as young teenagers armed with “machetes,” reports Israel’s Channel 2.
One Israeli witness at the scene filmed a video of Ahmed lying down in a pool of blood, as passers by shouted, “Die! Die, you son of a whore,” while police waited for Magen David Adom paramedics to arrive. The Israeli was requested to leave the scene, but later posted the video onto social media, which has since gone viral. It has also become somewhat of a propaganda tool, with Arabs and Palestinians calling the death of Hassan “an execution,” and sharing the video on social media.
By Tuesday, the hashtag #IsraelKillstheKids was trending on Twitter. Most posts neglect to mention Ahmed Mansra’s involvement in the terrorist attack.
The extremely graphic video of Ahmed lying in a pool of his own blood continues to garner hits online.