Israeli Police Dismantle Mourning Tent Erected by Family of Jerusalem Truck Terrorist

Graphic content / Israeli security forces and emergency personnel gather at the site of a vehicle-ramming attack in Jerusalem on January 8, 2017. A truck ploughed into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem in what police said was a 'possible terrorist attack' in which at least four were killed and …

The Algemeiner reports: Israeli police on Monday dismantled a mourning tent set up by the family of the terrorist from east Jerusalem who killed four IDF soldiers in a truck-ramming attack the previous day, the Hebrew news site Walla reported.

The terrorist — 28-year-old Fadi al-Qanbar — was a married father-of-four with no record of security offenses. Early Sunday afternoon, the Jabel Mukaber resident took the truck he drove for a living and deliberately plowed into a gathering of officers’ course cadets on an educational tour at the Armon Hanatziv promenade. Al-Qanbar was shot dead at the scene.

Later on Sunday, police swept into Jabel Mukaber and detained nine people — five of whom were relatives of Al-Qanbar — for suspected involvement in the attack.

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