2 suspects arrested after Jerusalem in car attack

Israeli police said they have arrested two people after a car slammed into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Monday, lightly wounding three, News.Az reports citing AP. 

Footage of the incident taken by a CCTV camera and aired by Israeli media showed a car plowing into three ultra-Orthodox Jews, sending at least two flying over the dashboard.

Palestinians have carried out periodic attacks on Israeli cities and towns since the country’s war against Hamas began on Oct. 7. During that time, violence has surged in the West Bank.

Also Monday, Israel’s chief of military intelligence resigned over the failure to prevent the Oct. 7 attack, the first senior official to do so.

Over the weekend, a funeral in the West Bank commemorated 14 Palestinians killed during an Israeli raid on the Nur Shams refugee camp, and several dozen people were killed in the southern Gaza city of Rafah as one child was born an orphan.

The conflict, now in its seventh month, has sparked regional unrest pitting Israel and the U.S. against Iran and allied militant groups across the Middle East. Israel and Iran traded fire directly this month, raising fears of all-out war.

The war was sparked by the unprecedented Oct. 7 raid into southern Israel in which Hamas and other militants killed around 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and abducted around 250 hostages. Israel says militants are still holding around 100 hostages and the remains of more than 30 others.



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