Lorry Attack in Jerusalem – level 1

13-01-2017 07:00

There is a shooting in Jerusalem. Four soldiers die. They are three women and one man. 15 soldiers have injuries. This happens after a lorry drives into a group of soldiers.

Then the lorry goes back and it hits more people. The police start to shoot. They want to stop the driver. An Israeli tour guide also tries to stop the driver. There are many holes in the wind screen of the lorry. The police kill the driver.

The Prime Minister visits the site. He says that the attacker is a supporter of the Islamic State. The driver is a Palestinian from an Arab part of East Jerusalem. It is one of more attacks on Israeli soldiers. This attack is the biggest.

Difficult words: injury (a wound, a problem), tour guide (a person who shows tourists a city), wind screen (the front glass of a car).

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