A GUNMAN opened fire on a bus carrying Jewish believers in Jerusalem – injuring at least seven people.
Two victims are in critical condition after the horror attack in the old town, including a pregnant woman with abdominal injuries.
She is understood to have undergone an emergency birth – with the newborn in serious but stable condition while her mother fights for her life.
A man is being treated for gunshot wounds to his head and neck.
The bus was waiting in a parking lot near the Western Wall – the holiest place for Jews to pray – when it was hit by a hail of bullets.
Police say the suspected terrorist then fled the scene, leaving the bus riddled with bullet holes.
Bus driver Daniel Kanievsky recounted how “everyone panicked” when shots rang out.
He said: “I stopped at the station of David’s tomb. At that moment the shooting began.
“Two people outside I saw fall, two inside were bleeding. Everyone panicked.”
According to the US Embassy in Jerusalem, American citizens were among the injured.
The shooter later turned himself in to Israeli authorities, police said.
Local media reported the suspect was a Palestinian from East Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said: “Let all those who wish us harm know that they will pay a price for any harm to civilians.
“Jerusalem is our capital and a tourist center for all religions. Police forces and the IDF are working to restore calm and a sense of security to the city.”
Palestinian militant groups in Gaza praised the attack but took no responsibility for it.
Terrorist group Hamas said the attack was “a natural response to the occupation’s daily crimes against our people, our country and key Muslim and Christian sites.”
The alleged Palestinian attack comes just a week after violence erupted between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip.
It comes a week after the worst outbreak of hostilities in more than a year, when Israeli jets bombed the narrow stretch of coast in what the military has described as a pre-emptive attack to avert an imminent threat to Israel.
At least 49 people were killed and hundreds more injured in Gaza during 56 hours of fighting, which also saw more than 1,000 rockets fired at Israel by the Islamic Jihad militant faction.
Tensions have continued since, with three gunmen killed in a shootout with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Nablus last week.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5995919/terrorist-bullets-bus-seven-wounded-jerusalem/ ‘Terrorist’ sprays bullets at crowded bus, leaving at least seven injured, including two in critical condition in Jerusalem