Jerusalem terror attack: Netanyahu says accused is IS supporter

Police 4 dead 15 wounded in Jerusalem attack

"There definitely could be a connection between them, from France to Berlin and now Jerusalem", Netanyahu said.

Israeli police have arrested nine people, including relatives of the Palestinian truck driver who rammed his vehicle into a crowd of Israeli soldiers at a Jerusalem tourist spot and killed four of them, officials said.

The article also reports it is the deadliest attack in months and comes after "a lull in recent violence between Palestinians and Israelis".

Israel police chief Roni Alsheich said the attacker, who has been identified by police, was a Palestinian from East Jerusalem.

Both Netanyahu and Liberman have previously blamed incitement from the PA for fueling terrorism against Israelis, although the prime minister said Sunday regarding the attacker that "according to all the signs he is a supporter of the Islamic State" terror group, without elaborating.

Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out attacks, according to Israeli authorities. The driver was shot and killed by other soldiers at the scene.

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However, on Monday, in a post on Arabic social media, the "Groups of Martyr Baha Eleyan" claimed responsibility for the attack.

The next major event in the terrorist campaign against Israel was the creation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1964.

The attack killed four Israeli soldiers, all aged 20, and wounded 16 others.

Since September 2015, Palestinian attackers have killed 40 Israelis and two visiting Americans. "We condemn in the strongest possible terms today's horrific vehicular attack by a terrorist in Jerusalem". The area, which offers a panoramic view of Jerusalem's Old City and Mount of Olives, is in the eastern part of the city that Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war.

Another Hamas spokesperson Abdul-Latif Qanou called the attack a "heroic act" and encouraged other Palestinians to "Escalate the resistance".

Regarding plans to relocate Israeli settlers evacuated from Amona settlement outpost, al-Quds said there is a legal problem that prevents the relocation of Amona settlers to the nearby parcel of land, known as 38.

"Such cowardly acts can never be justified", National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called on residents not to "let terror win" and said militants would "pay a heavy price".

In a statement, Jerusalem's mayor, Nir Barkat, said there was "no limit to the cruelty of the terrorists who use every means to murder Jews and damage the routine life in the capital of Israel".

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