An Israeli who was injured two days ago by a Palestinian operation died of injuries on Friday, raising the death toll to two.
“The person who was critically wounded in the hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem passed away this morning,” said a statement from Hadassa hospital in Ein Kerem.
A hospital spokeswoman could not confirm details of his age or identity but Israel’s army radio said he was a 17-year-old student at a Jewish seminary in the city.
The Palestinian operation took place on Wednesday, after Ibrahim al-Akari, 38, from Shuafat refugee camp in annexed east al-Quds, ran over three border policemen before ramming his car into passengers waiting at the Shimon HaTsadik light rail stop.
He then jumped out of his vehicle and attacked bystanders with an iron bar before being shot dead by police.
Hezbollah praised the operation as heroic, stressing that it is a model for the continuous resistance of the Palestinain people against the Israeli aggression and judaization of the holy city of al-Quds.
Wednesday operation came exactly two weeks after another Palestinian from Silwan rammed his car into passengers at a light rail stop on the same road, several hundred meters further north, killing two Israelis.