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Yeshivah Student, 17, Dies in Jerusalem from Wounds in Terrorist Van Attack

A 17-year-old yeshivah student died of injuries sustained when he was run down by a terrorist’s van at a light-rail station Jerusalem earlier this week. It was the second death resulting from an attack that also killed a border police officer and wounded more than a dozen bystanders and police.

The student, Shalom Aharon Baadani, was laid rest on Friday at Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul cemetery. His funeral was attended by thousands, including Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef. A second Israeli remained in serious condition, according to a spokesperson for the Hadassah Medical Center.

On Thursday, thousands attended the funeral in the northern Druze village of Beit Jann of Israeli Border Police officer Jedan Assad, 38, who was killed in the attack. He is survived by his wife and a three-year-old son.

The killer, identified as Ibrahim al-Akary, 48, a member of Hamas who lived in the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem, was shot and killed by police at the scene.

The attack took place at a light rail station on the corner of Bar Lev and Shimon Hatzadik streets. The terrorist continued driving along the tracks, hitting several cars along the way. After crashing into another vehicle al-Akary got out of the commercial van with a metal bar and began attacking a group of policemen before Border Police at the scene shot and killed him.

Thousands attended the funeral of slain Israeli Border Police officer Jedan Assad, in the northern Druze village of Beit Jann. (Photo: Flash90)
Thousands attended the funeral of slain Israeli Border Police officer Jedan Assad, in the northern Druze village of Beit Jann. Photo: Flash90.

2 Comments

  • 1. message for Israel wrote:

    Israeli’s have to be allowed to shoot as many bullets as they need to at any arab that throws ONE stone at them. their goal is to kill and therefore in self defense EVERY Israeli should be entitled to SHOOT TO KILL. Maybe if they did that enough times these animals would back off. And, as far as world opinion goes, Israel’s message should be “You can all go to H_ _ _! we have to defend our people in whatever method it takes. The world is not there for us and blames us no matter what.

  • 2. ch wrote:

    the laws on the use of weapon’s needs to be loosened a bit but… you cant go shooting every person bc you think he is a terrorist. also in Jerusalem, if you go and fire your weapon you have a high chance you’ll injure a couple bystanders with every bullet that is fired.
    they should demolish there homes and confiscate there money and there familys like they use to.

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