‘God is in our hearts’: Palestinians call for prayers after deadly attack in Jerusalem
Posted On August 4, 2021
A Palestinian mother who was shot dead and wounded during an attack on a bus in Jerusalem on Wednesday night has called for prayers to the Muslim holy city of Mecca for the victim’s family.
“The Holy Prophet Muhammad said that God is in every soul and in every heart, that whoever sins against Him will be forgiven and that God’s mercy is upon those who believe,” said Hamida Al-Baghlan, whose son and her sister-in-law were both killed in the attack.
“We call upon the Lord to help us and for forgiveness for the killers,” she said.
“It is our duty to protect and protect our fellow Muslims, to protect their homes and our lives.”
“It has been a difficult day for us,” said Al-Najjar, who also attended the funeral on Thursday.
“We lost our son and daughter.
“It is my prayer to God that his mercy will be upon us all.””
The bus, which was carrying a number of passengers from the nearby Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, was attacked shortly before midnight, when the driver attempted to open the door to stop the attack, Al-Masri said.”
It is my prayer to God that his mercy will be upon us all.”
The bus, which was carrying a number of passengers from the nearby Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, was attacked shortly before midnight, when the driver attempted to open the door to stop the attack, Al-Masri said.
Witnesses said the gunman opened fire at the bus and was killed by an Israeli security guard who opened fire in retaliation.
The bus was hit by a bullet and then a second shot, he added.
The attacker then fled the scene.
Two other Israelis were wounded in the shooting, but did not need hospital treatment.
One of the wounded was lightly injured and released from hospital, while the other, who was lightly wounded, remains in hospital.
Two Israeli security guards were lightly wounded during the incident.
The attack took place after Israeli police officers in the occupied West Bank spotted a man who was driving a white Hyundai sedan with Israeli license plates on the Mughrabi highway in the city’s Old City.
Police opened fire, killing the suspect, identified as a 37-year-old Palestinian man, and wounding a fourth man.
An Israeli security officer was lightly hit in the shoulder during the attack but was released from the hospital.
The police officer was not named in the Palestinian health ministry, but said he was being treated for wounds to the shoulder.
An eyewitness told the Ma’an news agency that the car was being driven by a Palestinian man from the Old City, but he could not confirm the man’s identity.
The driver of the car had reportedly previously been shot at by an unidentified Israeli security force in the area.
The Islamic Movement of Jerusalem, an umbrella organization for the Muslim Brotherhood in Israel, condemned the attack and condemned the “terrorist” attack on the bus.
It called on the Palestinian Authority and the government of Israel to protect Palestinian lives and property.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad said in a statement that it would appeal to the public authorities to impose the death penalty for the driver.
“All those who carried out this despicable act, and their accomplices, will not be spared,” the statement read.
“They will be held accountable for their crimes.”
The ministry said it would launch an investigation into the incident and called on all parties to take immediate action against the perpetrators and to bring them to justice.
Israel has seen a string of attacks targeting Muslim worship sites in recent years.
In September, a Palestinian assailant opened fire on the Jewish settlement of Ma’ale Adumim in Jerusalem, killing two Israeli teens.
Two months earlier, a man dressed in black and carrying a knife opened fire and killed two Jewish men in the West Bank.
The latest attack took a deadly turn after the driver of a car opened fire after a group of youths tried to steal his car, hitting the driver in the head.
Witness Mohammed Abu al-Hosseini, who lives nearby, said he heard the shots and ran out to help.
“When I saw the bullet hit him, I rushed out to save his life,” he said.
“He was wounded in his chest and his back.
I thought he was dead.”
Israel is known for its strict laws against Muslim worship, with strict curfews, frequent police checkpoints and strict security measures at the entrances and exits to the occupied territories.
It also has a long history of discrimination against Jews and other religious minorities, with laws banning their worship in the country’s most holy sites.
Israel’s religious watchdog, the Shin Bet security service, said on Thursday that an investigation had been launched after a Palestinian security guard was lightly shot in the chest.
The Israeli Interior Ministry has opened an investigation and a criminal case was opened, the ministry said in statement.
The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office said the shooting was the result of an attack carried out by a lone gunman.
No arrests had been made in the case.
The Interior Ministry said that Israel would continue to strengthen security at sites where Muslims pray, including the Haram al-Sharif, where the Dome