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Published on November 12th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito


Two killed in second Jerusalem rail attack

(JNS.org) An Israeli Border Police superintendent and a 17-year-old yeshivah student were killed last week, after a Palestinian terrorist rammed a car into a group of pedestrians at a light rail station in Jerusalem. Thirteen others were wounded. The terrorist was killed by police.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, thousands of mourners surrounded the home of Jadan Assad in the Druze village of Beit Jann, for the funeral of the Israeli Border Police superintendent. Assad, 38, is survived by his pregnant wife and their three-year-old son.

“He was so close with his son and was eagerly awaiting the birth of his next son,” his brother Yahi said, Israel Hayom reported. “He saw his job in the Border Police as a mission for his country,” said another family member.

Yeshiva student Shalom Aharon Baadani, 17, died Friday, Nov. 7, of injuries he sustained in the attack. Baadani was riding his bicycle to the Western Wall when he was hit by a terrorist’s car near the Shimon Hatzadik light rail station.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attributed the attack to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s incitement against Israel.

Former Member of Knesset Assad Assad (Likud), a cousin of the slain border police officer, said, “I call on our prime minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, to do everything possible to put out the flames and to prevent unrest on the Temple Mount. Only peace will bring calm and stop the killing.”

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