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Police: Infant killed in Jerusalem attack, Palestinian driver shot

Oct. 22, 2014 6:09 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 23, 2014 6:05 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli infant died and at least eight others were injured when a Palestinian driver slammed his car into a light rail station in occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli officials said.

The Palestinian man was shot and severely injured by Israeli police after his car slammed into the station near the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. Israeli police described the incident as a "terrorist attack."

Witnesses said Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi, 20, was shot by Israeli guards at the light rail station after he lost control of his vehicle and hit commuters standing nearby.

They told Ma'an that al-Shaludi exited his vehicle after striking the pedestrians, at which point he was shot in the back by the guards. They stressed that the incident appeared to be an accident.

However Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said on Twitter that nine people were injured when the car struck the Ammunition Hill light rail station near Sheikh Jarrah.

The driver was shot as he fled the area, he added.

Earlier reports said that the Palestinian was shot dead and that he was the the driver of a car that hit the station.

Al-Shaludi was previously a prisoner in Israeli jails and was held for 16 months before being released on Dec. 22, 2013. He was re-arrested in February for a month.

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