Lorry Attack in Jerusalem – level 2

13-01-2017 07:00

A lorry driver in Jerusalem turned his truck off the road and drove straight into a group of soldiers.

The police opened fire in a desperate attempt to stop the driver. The wind screen of the lorry was hit with bullets by Israeli police.

Four soldiers died, which were three women and one man. At least 15 other soldiers were injured. The moment was filmed by CCTV cameras.

The driver then reversed and hit more pedestrians. At this point, the police opened fire and killed the driver. An Israeli tour guide, who survived the accident, also tried to fire upon the attacker to stop him.

The country’s prime minister visited the site. He said that the attacker was a supporter of the Islamic State. The driver was identified as a Palestinian from an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem. It was the latest in a series of attacks on Israeli soldiers, but people believe it to be one of the most serious incidents so far.

Difficult words: desperate (want something really badly), attempt (try), reverse (drive back), open fire (start to shoot).

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