Thursday, March 5, 2009
A Palestinian driver crashed his bulldozer into a police car and hit a bus on a busy Jerusalem highway Thursday before police and a taxi driver shot him dead.
An open Koran, the Muslim holy book, was found in the driver’s cabin, Niso Shaham, Jerusalem’s deputy police chief, told reporters at the scene. A police spokesman said it was a “terrorist” attack.
Palestinian residents identified the driver as Marei Radaydeh, a West Bank construction worker who lived with his family in the Arab East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Hanina.
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Police have yet to announce results of its investigation.
No Palestinian militant groups have claimed responsibility for the incident, which came a day after a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 10:38 am