The terror attack occurred at the City’s central bus station, a busy commuter area, opposite the Calatrava Bridge at the entrance to Jerusalem at around 3 pm on Monday afternoon.
The driver of the car was 21-year-old Abed Almohsin Hassoneh from Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem.
Searching his car, Israeli security personnel discovered an axe, indicating that Hassoneh intended to continue the attack and cause additional harm. Before Hassoneh could exit the vehicle, a member of the security services, a security guard and a civilian arrived on the scene and shot him dead.
All of the wounded were swiftly evacuated to hospital and the injured baby underwent micro-surgery to save his foot, which was nearly cut off in the attack.
Since October 1st, there have been over 145 terror attacks and attempted attacks carried out against Israelis, resulting in the deaths of 22 Israelis and over 250 injuries. Around 100 Palestinians have been killed, of whom 79 were terrorists, and at least 20 additional attackers wounded.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called the attacks “a new type of terror by individuals which challenges us and other countries”, but added, “I have no doubt that eventually we will overcome it.”