Car Rams into 3 Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, Lightly Wounding Them

A car attack in Jerusalem leaves 3 wounded, part of a surge in violence since the Israel-Hamas war began in 2023. The conflict has taken a devastating toll, with over 34,000 Palestinian deaths and Gaza in ruins, underscoring the urgent need for diplomatic efforts.

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Nitish Verma
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Car Rams Into Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem Amid Surging West Bank Violence

Car Rams Into Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem Amid Surging West Bank Violence

On Monday, April 22, 2024, a car rammed into three ultra-Orthodox Jews in the Romema neighborhood of Jerusalem, wounding them lightly. CCTV footage captured the incident, showing the car plowing into the pedestrians and two people exiting the vehicle with a submachine gun. The assailants fumbled with the gun before fleeing the scene.

This attack is the most recent in a surge of violence in the West Bank since the start of the Israel-Hamas war on October 7, 2023. Palestinians have carried out periodic attacks on Israeli cities and towns during the seven-month conflict, which has sparked regional unrest and violence. Israel and Iran have traded fire directly this month amid the escalating tensions.

The war has taken a devastating toll, resulting in the deaths of over 34,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians. Gaza's two largest cities have been left in ruins, with around 80% of the population displaced. The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a $26 billion aid package that includes humanitarian assistance for Gaza, which is on the brink of famine.

Why this matters: The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict has not only caused widespread destruction and loss of life but also heightened regional instability. The surge in violence and attacks underscores the urgent need for diplomatic efforts to address the root causes of the conflict and prevent further escalation.

Key Takeaways

  • Car attack in Jerusalem wounds 3 ultra-Orthodox Jews on April 22, 2024.
  • Surge in violence in West Bank since start of Israel-Hamas war on Oct 7, 2023.
  • War has killed over 34,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and displaced 80% in Gaza.
  • U.S. approves $26 billion aid package for Gaza, on brink of famine.
  • Conflict fuels tensions and violence on both sides, with no immediate end in sight.