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Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar 2017 Jerusalem truck attack

Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar 2017 Jerusalem truck attack --- ===

January 8, 2017 Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar 2017 Jerusalem truck attack killed: 4 injured 8.  A vehicle-ramming attack using a truck driven by an Arab citizen of Israel plowed into a line of uniformed Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers disembarking from a bus in East Jerusalem's East Talpiot neighborhood. As he turned around for another pass, the attacker was shot dead through the windshield by soldiers and their civilian tour guide. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the  of Israel, blamed the Islamic State but the attack was claimed by an unknown Palestinian group called "The Martyr of Baha Alyan Collective", citing political motives.


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anuary 2017 Jerusalem vehicular attack

  • A truck rams into a group of Israeli soldiers in a deliberate attack in East Jerusalem, killing four and wounding 21. The perpetrator was previously convicted of terrorism and was jailed for 10 years. (CNN) (The Guardian)

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2017 Jerusalem truck attack

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2017 Jerusalem truck attack
Part of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict[1]
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2017 Jerusalem truck attack is located in Jerusalem, Israel
2017 Jerusalem truck attack
LocationArmon Hanatziv Esplanade, East TalpiotEast Jerusalem
Coordinates31.754414°N 35.231492°ECoordinates31.754414°N 35.231492°E
Date8 January 2017; 2 months ago
13:00 (UTC+02:00)
Attack type
Vehicular assault
WeaponsSemi-trailer truck
Deaths5 (including the perpetrator)[2]
Non-fatal injuries
PerpetratorFadi al-Qanbar
Suspected perpetrators
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
The Martyr of Baha Alyan Collective (claimed responsibility)[4]
The 2017 Jerusalem truck attack, which occurred on 8 January 2017, was a vehicle-ramming attack. A truck driven by an Arab citizen of Israel plowed into a group of uniformed Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers disembarking from a bus on the Armon Hanatziv Esplanade in East Jerusalem's East Talpiot neighborhood, close to the Trotner park and UNTSO headquarters, killing four and injuring 15.
Just hours after the incident, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, blamed the Islamic State for the attack, raising questions about how he came to that conclusion.[5] Opponents criticized the Israeli Government for downplaying the political side.[6] Later, the attack was claimed by an unknown Palestinian group called "The Martyr of Baha Alyan Collective", citing political motives.[4] The attack was condemned by the United NationsEuropean Union, the United States and others.[7]


The truck involved in the attack
At around 13:00, a truck rammed into a group of IDF soldiers at a promenade in the East Talpiot neighborhood south-east Jerusalem. One male and three female soldiers were killed and 15 soldiers were injured. Of those injured, two were in critical condition after the attack.[8] The attacker was shot dead by several of the soldiers and their civilian tour guide.[9] Israeli officials describe the attack to be an "act of terrorism".[10][11]
Initial reports, including an account by the civilian tour guide who used his personal handgun to shoot at the driver, alleged that one of the soldiers hesitated before shooting, possibly as a result of the manslaughter conviction earlier in the month of Sgt. Elor Azaria, who had killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant.[12][13] Despite this report, the IDF reported that at least two soldiers fired at the attacker, and denied a connection between troops’ response to Azaria case.[13][14] One of the cadets at the scene is quoted as saying that they fought for their friends and "Nobody was scared to shoot for even one minute".[15]


The four fatalities were IDF soldiers studying in the Haim Laskov officers school: three cadets and an officer.[16]
These ranks reflect their posthumous promotions.[17]


A 28-year-old[18] Arab Israeli man from Jabel Mukaber[19] in East Jerusalem[20] driving a car with an Israeli license plate. Nana 10 reported that he had served time in jail in the past,[21] and Walla reported he had Israeli citizenship.[22]
Prime Minister Netanyahu blamed the Islamic State soon after the attack stating "all signs show he is a supporter of the Islamic State". The claims made by him just hours after the attack raised questions to how he came to that conclusion. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman also drew parallels with Islamic State attacks in Germany and France. Opponents accused the Israeli government of downplaying politics, they claimed that Palestinian attacks are more motivated by nationalism rather than religion and considered Israeli accusations to be unconvincing for policymakers.[6] Later reports stated that the perpetrator was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and that the PFLP had claimed him as their member.[23][24] Others alleged that the perpetrator supported the Islamic State.[25] A little-known Palestinian group called "The Martyr of Baha Alyan Collective" claimed responsibility on 9 January. It stated that it had no outside links, had acted on political motives and it wasn't its first attack. It also warned that it will carry out more attacks in the future.[4]


Of nine suspects taken into custody on suspicion of involvement, five were members of the perpetrator's family: his wife, parents, and two siblings,[26] and an Israeli Cabinet meeting was scheduled.[27]
At 20:00 local time Channel 2 reported that shots had been fired from the Jabel Mukaber at the Israeli Border Patrol.[28]
Channel 10 reported that Israel had started to put concrete obstacles around the village Jabel Mukaber.[29]

Accusations of reporting controversies

NRG stated that the title used by the BBC, "Driver of lorry shot in Jerusalem after allegedly ramming pedestrians, injuring at least 15, Israeli media report", was biased.[30] Later that day Honest Reporting, an advocacy group focused on defending Israel in the media,[31][32] wrote that the BBC modified the title [33] and iterated over several other titles. Mako have criticized Fox News and CNN in addition to BBC for the titles that they used to describe the event. Mako claimed that omitting such information (withholding that it was a terrorist attack and done by a Palestinian) constitutes falsifying the reports.[34] Mako also claimed that it is the same case as it was during Sharona market shooting, the murder of Hadar Cohen and the March 2016 attacks.[34] Honest Reporting also criticized CNN, New York Times, The Guardian and NPR.[35] Honest Reporting called the news headlines biased when they do not explain the key factors of terror attack or fail to mention that they were carried out by a Palestinian assailant, or for refusing to use the term "terrorist".[35]



  • Israel The Israeli Cabinet decided that any person showing support for ISIS will be administratively detained,[36] and that perpetrator's family house will be demolished.[37]
  • Israel MK Yoav Galant member of the Israeli Cabinet in an interview stated to the Army radio "we should demolish houses and deport perpetrator's family, even if they have citizenship".[38] later he asked to in an interview to Ynet he said the family should be deported to Syria.[39] he also called for legislation that would give the interior minister authority to expel families of terrorists and revoke their national insurance benefits[40]
  • Israel Member of the Knesset Sharren Haskel in an interview to the BBC stated that the attack happened following incitements by Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas).[41]
  • Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu criticized the Palestinian Authority (PA) for not condemning the attack and also criticized Palestinians for praising terrorism. Defence Minister Lieberman meanwhile alleged that the attack was the result of the inflammatory sermons President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas had ordered imams in mosques to preach.[42]


  •  Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif Qanou called it a "heroic" act and encouraged other Palestinians to do the same and "escalate the resistance."[13] In the Gaza Strip, the ruling Hamas group praised the attack, calling it a “natural response to the Israeli occupier’s crimes” and proof that the “Jerusalem Intifada” was not over.[43]
  •  Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine termed the incident as a "natural response from Palestinians to the ongoing Israeli aggression and its violent treatment of Palestinian people."[44]


See also


  1. Jump up^ Hasson, Nir; Cohen, Gili; Efrati, Ido; Ravid, Barak (8 January 2017). "Jerusalem Attack: 4 Soldiers Killed After Truck Rams Into Pedestrians" – via Haaretz.
  2. Jump up^ Wootliff, Raoul. "Driver in Jerusalem truck-ramming reportedly shot dead"Times of Israel. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  3. Jump up^ "4 Die as Palestinian Rams Truck Into Israeli Soldiers in Jerusalem". The New York Times. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  4. Jump up to:a b c "Jerusalem attack: Palestinian group claims responsibility for deadly truck ramming". ABC News. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  5. Jump up^ "Jerusalem attack: 4 soldiers killed after truck rams into pedestrians".
  6. Jump up to:a b "Unclear whether truck attack in Israel inspired by Islamic State"Luke Baker. Reuters. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  7. Jump up to:a b "Four soldiers killed in truck-ramming terror attack named". Times Of Israel.
  8. Jump up^ "הותר לפרסום כי שלוש חיילות וחייל נרצחו בפיגוע הדריסה שאירע בארמון הנציב בירושלים. עוד נפצעו שני חיילים באורח קשה, שלושה בינוני ו-12 נוספים נפצעו קל".
  9. Jump up^ Probe shows several soldiers fired at attacking driver — TV report
  10. Jump up^ "Israeli police: Truck ramming kills 4 in Jerusalem"Washington Post. AP. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  11. Jump up^ Beaumont, Peter (8 January 2017). "Four soldiers dead in Jerusalem truck attack"The Guardian. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  12. Jump up^ "עברה אצלי מחשבה בראש – אצא אזריה 2?".
  13. Jump up to:a b c "Four IDF soldiers murdered in terror attack in Jerusalem's East Talpiot"Ynetnews. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  14. Jump up^ "WATCH: IDF says 2 soldiers fired at attacker, despite report of hesitation".
  15. Jump up^ "Cadet from Jerusalem attack: We fought for our friends".
  16. Jump up^ "Cleared for publication: Officer, three cadets killed in J'lm attack". Jerusalem Post. 8 January 2017.
  17. Jump up^ Kershner, Isabel (9 January 2017). "Israel Buries 4 Soldiers, but the Mourning Is Marred by Discord"New York Times. online. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  18. Jump up^ "משאית עם לוחית רישוי צהובה: המחבל - ממזרח י-ם". 8 January 2017 – via Ynet.
  19. Jump up^ "נתניהו במקום הפיגוע: "המחבל תומך דאעש - כיתרנו את ג'בל מוכבר"". חדשות 0404.
  20. Jump up^ "4 killed as driver plows truck into troops in Jerusalem terror attack"Times of IsraelThe driver of the truck was identified as Fadi al-Qanbar, a resident of the capital’s Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, according to Arab media. The truck, with Israeli license plates, came from the direction of that neighborhood, which is adjacent to the promenade. He was in his late 20s, married with four children, and had served time in Israeli jail, Channel 2 said. He bought the truck last year.
  21. Jump up^ "מקורות פלסטינים: "למחבל עבר ביטחוני והוא עבד עבור קבלן בנייה"".
  22. Jump up^ "פיגוע דריסה בירושלים: 4 חיילים נהרגו ו-13 נפצעו מפגיעת משאית - וואלה! חדשות".
  23. Jump up^ חורי, ג'קי; חסון, ניר (8 January 2017). "משפחתו של המחבל: הוא לא היה מזוהה עם שום ארגון" – via Haaretz.
  24. Jump up^ rotter.net. "דיווח: המחבל מירושלים השתייך לחזית העממית - חדשות רוטר".
  25. Jump up^ "Truck attacker that killed four soldiers supported Islamic State, Netanyahu says"i24news. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  26. Jump up^ "חקירת הפיגוע: קרובי המחבל נעצרו". 8 January 2017.
  27. Jump up^ "פיגוע דריסה בשכונת ארמון הנציב, ארבעה חיילים נהרגו"Maariv (in Hebrew).
  28. Jump up^ Ohad Hemo. "fireworks fired at Magav"Channel 2.
  29. Jump up^ "חדשות 10 on Twitter".
  30. Jump up^ http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/856/007.html?hp=1&cat=875&loc=5
  31. Jump up^ "'Obsession' stokes passions, fears and controversy". Haaretz.
  32. Jump up^ "Fake photos of escalation posted on Twitter". Jerusalem Post.
  33. Jump up^ "BBC Gradually Discovers Terror Truck Had Actual Driver Behind the Wheel".
  34. Jump up to:a b "What do you think about 4 murdered and 11 wounded"(in Hebrew).
  35. Jump up to:a b "Jerusalem Truck Ramming Terror Attack: Headline Fails".
  36. Jump up^ rotter.net. "הקבינט החליט בעקבות הפיגוע בירושלים לעצור מנהלית אנשים שמביעים הזדהות עם ארגון דאעש - חדשות רוטר".
  37. Jump up^ Domb, Yoel (8 January 2017). "Security Cabinet takes new steps in wake of attack"Arutz Sheva. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  38. Jump up^ "גלי צה"ל : השר גלנט: "יש להרוס בתים, לגרש משפחות ולשלול ת.ז.".
  39. Jump up^ "גלנט: "לגרש את משפחת המחבל לסוריה (video interview)"Ynet. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  40. Jump up^ "Minister Galant: Expel terrorist's family to Syria"Ynet. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  41. Jump up^ "Haskel to the BBC the attack because of Abu Mazen". 8 January 2017.
  42. Jump up^ "Liberman appears to pin blame for Jerusalem truck attack on Abbas". Times of Israel. 10 January 2017.
  43. Jump up^ "Palestinians Hand Out Sweets to Celebrate Deadly Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack".
  44. Jump up^ "Truck-ramming attack kills 4 Zionist soldiers, injures 18 in al-Quds". Pars Today (IRIB foreign-language web outlet).
  45. Jump up^ "Foreign officials express horror, condemn Jerusalem terror attack". Times of Israel. January 8, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  46. Jump up^ "As links to Berlin, Nice seen, Netanyahu says truck attacker was IS supporter"The Times of Israel. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  47. Jump up^ "On the Terror Attack in Jerusalem"U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  48. Jump up^ Brandenburg Gate lit up in memory of terror attack victimsArutz 7, 9 January 2017.

External links

video: https://youtu.be/9wY-hMLp6pE

January 8, 2017  Hamas Organizes Marches To Celebrate  Palestinian shot dead after driving truck into Israeli soldiers, killing 4 JAN. 8, 2017 BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces after driving a truck into a group of uniformed Israeli soldiers, killing four soldiers and injuring at least 13 other people Saturday afternoon, at a bus stop in the illegal Israeli settlement of East Talpiyyot in occupied East Jerusalem.An Israeli police spokesperson confirmed in a statement that the "terrorist" was shot and killed after carrying out what she called a deliberate attack. slain driver as 28-year-old Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunba truck with Israeli license plates veered from its course and rammed into people getting off of a bus -- later revealed to be a group of uniformed Israeli soldiers. However, Israeli authorities' version of events have been challenged in a number of incidents, with officials in some cases later admitting so-called "terror attacks" were actually traffic accidents. witness as saying that after the truck rammed into the group of soldiers, Israeli forces fired at the driver who then reversed the truck and ran over the soldiers again. ... Hamas movement released a statement in Arabic on social media, in which it hailed the "heroic and brave truck attack in Jerusalem which comes as natural reaction to the Israeli occupation's crimes."
The Hamas movement organized two marches in Jabaliya and the al-Shati refugee camp in the besieged Gaza Strip on Sunday to celebrate the attack in Jerusalem.

Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar | The Electronic Intifada
9 January 2017 Netanyahu uses ISIS claim as pretext to entrench occupation. Group of men walk in front of truck with bullet holes in windshield. Israel insists attack on soldiers in occupied ...
begun to implement a series of draconian measures after a Palestinian ran a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers at the East Talpiot settlement near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, killing four and injuring 13. The Palestinian man, identified as Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar, 28, was shot dead at the scene.

Security camera footage of the incident shows a truck driving into approximately a dozen people in Israeli military uniform standing next to a bus, and then backing up and turning around for another pass towards the group before it slows to a halt:
Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at the scene of the attack the same day, stated, “We know the identity of the attacker. All signs point to the attacker being a supporter of the Islamic State.”
Nine arrested in connection to Israeli truck crash | New York Post
Jan 9, 2017 - The five family members of Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar, 28, were ... The attacker's sister criticized the raids -- in which Qunbar's wife, ...
Jerusalem family of truck terrorist may lose residency rights - WorldNews
Jan 10, 2017 - ... murdered four Israeli soldiers and injured 13 with a heavy truck. ... several members of the family of Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar, the ...
Palestinian Driver Kills Four Soldiers, Wounds 17, Army Arrests Family
Jan 8, 2017 - Al-Qunbar, 28, was killed by Israeli forces and armed civilians after he ... at least five relatives of Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar, a Palestinian ...
Palestinian shot dead after driving truck into Israeli soldiers, killing 4
Jan 9, 2017 - ... the slain driver as 28-year-old Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar from ... flames and those who support terror must pay a heavy price," Barkat ...Israeli forces detain 5 relatives of Palestinian killed carrying out deadly ...
Jan 9, 2017 - ... of Jabal al-Mukabbir on Sunday and detained at least five relatives of Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar, a Palestinian who was killed earlier in ...
Nine arrested in connection to Israeli truck crash | New York Post
Jan 9, 2017 - The five family members of Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar, 28, were ... The attacker's sister criticized the raids -- in which Qunbar's wife, ...
PressReader - New York Post: 2017-01-10 - Israel busts 9 in truck ram
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/new-york-post/20170110/281857233223254Jan 10, 2017 - The five family members of Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar, 28, were arrested in a raid in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood of East Jerusalem, ...
Israeli forces detain 5 relatives of Palestinian killed carrying out deadly ...
Jan 9, 2017 - ... of Jabal al-Mukabbir on Sunday and detained at least five relatives of Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar, a Palestinian who was killed earlier in ...
Nine arrested in connection to Israeli truck crash | New York Post
Jan 9, 2017 - The five family members of Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar, 28, were ... The attacker's sister criticized the raids -- in which Qunbar's wife, ...
Palestinian Murders Four, Including Three Female Israeli Soldiers  Female Israeli Soldiers, In Jerusalem In Truck Attack. Media Blame Truck. Palestinians Hand Out Sweets, Mock The Dead
Jan 8, 2017 -
- 4 Israelis murdered
- 3 women 1 man
- 15 soldiers wounded
- Atab Terrorist shot dead
- Armon Hanetziv area
anti-Israel media such as AP and The Guardian would only state that a “truck” had murdered the innocents, rather than name the perpetrator. Also in typical fashion, the Palestinians celebrated the evil action, handing out sweets and mocking the dead with cartoons:

Meanwhile in Gaza: Palestinians handing out sweets in celebration of 4 Israelis killed at today's terror attack in Jerusalem. https://twitter.com/qudsn/status/818092129222348800 
DISGUSTING: Palestinian media circulate cartoon mocking death of 4 IDF soldiers in todays truck ramming terror attack in Jerusalem. pic.twitter.com/KpnSwd3BRA

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The Hero is Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar! To the highest stages in Paradise inshaAllah!

Others who hate Israel celebrated, too:

Even an hour after the attack, Fatah was calling the murders an accident, even claiming the murderous Palestinian, identified as Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar, was "martyred" by Israeli police.

An hour after the attack, Fatah's Twitter account was still calling it an "accident" https://twitter.com/fatehorg/status/818061970133880833 

Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld stated: "A group had gotten off the bus and were getting organized with their bags when the terrorist took the opportunity, ramming his truck into the group. Then he in fact reversed and tried to ram them again until shots were fired, and the terrorist was shot and killed at the scene."

sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated that Qunbar was loyal to ISIS:

PM @netanyahu says of terrorist who killed 4 Israeli troops: "All signs show he is a supporter of the Islamic State"