Soldier shooting at eastern Jerusalem bus stop seen as terror attack


An Israeli soldier in uniform waiting at an eastern Jerusalem bus stop was shot in the stomach in what police said was likely a terror attack.

The soldier, in his 20s, reportedly is hospitalized in critical condition following Monday’s attack near the Hebrew University campus in Mount Scopus.

Less than three hours earlier, a tractor attack near the border between western and eastern Jerusalem left one man dead. Police called the incident a terrorist attack.

In the shooting, the gunman, reportedly dressed in black, shot the soldier and ran to a motorcycle before fleeing the scene in the direction of the Arab town of Wadi Joz.

Jerusalem Police Chief Yossi Pariente told reporters the incident was likely a terror attack.

Police have heightened security in Jerusalem in the wake of the two attacks.