Jerusalem Shooting Injures 8 Including 5 Americans


Eight people were hurt in a reported Palestinian shooting near Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Sunday. Among them were a reported 5 Americans, including a pregnant woman.

The United States State Department is calling it a “terrorist attack” after a Palestinian man opened fire on a bus in Jerusalem and has been reportedly identified as 26-year-old Amir Sidawi, a resident of East Jerusalem, following a search.

Jerusalem District Commander Superintendent Doron Turgeman noted that the massive search likely led to the alleged shooter’s surrender.

“In the end, the hunt and a very strenuous investment by the police and Shin Bet. We created significant pressure–which probably led to his extradition,” Turgeman added in a statement to reporters.
Two Americans were being treated at the Hadassah Medical Center, and three at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, according to CNN, which said at least two of the Americans injured were tourists.

The pregnant woman underwent an emergency cesarean section (C-section) at the Shaare Zedek hospital, which described the condition of both mother and baby to be serious.

You can read more at The Christian Post.

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