We remember: 2017 Jerusalem truck terror attack – ISIS-linked terrorists in Gaza claim the attack
🕯️ We remember – Today two years ago, a Muslim terrorist rammed a truck into a group of IDF soldiers disembarking from a bus on the Armon Hanatziv Esplanade in East Jerusalem’s Talpiot neighborhood, murdering 4 and injuring 15 Israelis.
The four fatalities were IDF soldiers studying in the Haim Laskov officers school: three cadets and an officer.
Lt. Yael Yekutiel, 20, from Givatayim
Second Lt. Erez Orbach, 20, from Alon Shvut
Lt. Shir Hajaj, 22, from Ma’ale Adumim
Second Lt. Shira Tzur, 20, from Haifa
The Muslim terrorist, who was shot and eliminated, belonged to a relatively new terrorist group, the group claimed shortly after the attack.
The group named themselves “the martyr of Baha Alyan collective,” after one of two Muslim terrorists that carried out a combined shooting and stabbing attack on a bus in Jerusalem in October 2015.
Just hours after the terror attack, PM Netanyahu blamed ISIS, raising questions about how he came to that conclusion.
Two years later, Tawhid al-Jihad, an ISIS-linked Salafist group in Gaza published a banner claiming one of their terrorists was behind the truck-ramming attack.