Hamas Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem
Three people were killed and at least five were wounded in a shooting at the entrance of Jerusalem Thursday morning. The two who carried out the attack, Murad and Ebrahim Nemer, were terrorists affiliated with Hamas.
Police said the Palestinian brothers from East Jerusalem arrived at the Givat Shaul junction near the main entrance of Jerusalem around 7:40 a.m. Armed with an M-16 rifle and a handgun, the two men opened fire on people at a bus stop.
Two off-duty soldiers and an armed civilian on the scene returned fire and killed the terrorists.
Hamas affiliates: Both brothers had connections to Hamas. Murad was imprisoned in Israel from 2010 to 2020 for terror offenses linked to Gaza. Ebrahim had been imprisoned for terrorist activity in 2014.
Israeli police said that after the attack a large amount of ammunition was found in the terrorists’ vehicle and the Nemer family’s home in Sur Baher was raided.
This event proves once again how much we must not show weakness; how much we should talk to Hamas only through the gun sight, only through war. My stance about the ceasefire is known: Hamas must not be allowed to speak to us with two voices.
—Itamar Ben-Gvir, Israel’s national security minister
Ceasefire possible? Many individuals, including prominent officials, are demanding that a permanent ceasefire between Hamas and Israel be called. The truth is, Hamas and Israel were under a ceasefire when Hamas attacked Israel on October 7.
It didn’t work the first time, and it isn’t working now.
Learn more: Read “How the Two-State Solution Is Working Out.”