An excavator was used to overturn a bus and a motorcyclist has shot and wounded an Israeli Defense Force soldier on the streets of Jerusalem in suspected retaliation attacks for the ongoing bombardment of Gaza by Israeli forces.

A 25-year-old Israeli civilian was run over and killed and five more were injured after a digger rammed and overturned a Jerusalem bus. The driver of the digger was shot dead at the scene by Israeli police officers.

The digger driver has been identified on social media as Muhammed Naif El-Ja’abis from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Jabel Mukaber.

Later, a motorcycle gunman shot and seriously wounded a man believed to be an IDF soldier at bus stop by Jerusalem’s Hebrew University in Mt. Scopus.

No Palestinian militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but they are to be in retaliation to Israel’s ongoing offensive in Gaza, which has killed 1,800 Palestinians, mostly civilians.

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