IDF soldier shot, pedestrian run over by tractor in Jerusalem attacks

An IDF soldier was shot by a suspected terrorist at Mount Scopus (pictured) in Jerusalem. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( An Israel Defense Forces soldier was fatally shot in the stomach at Jerusalem's Mount Scopus on Monday, just hours after a tractor driven by a Palestinian man ran over and killed a pedestrian in an apparent terrorist attack that also came in Jerusalem.

A suspected terrorist killed the soldier in a drive-by shooting on a motorcycle before fleeing the scene, according to reports. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which has a campus on Mount Scopus, issued a statement that the shooting "had nothing to do with the university."

"The campus is safe and secure. All is normal and operations are continuing as usual," the university said.

In the tractor assault, Muhammed Naif El-Ja’abis, an eastern Jerusalem resident identified as the driver, was shot dead by police after he killed the pedestrian.

Posted on August 4, 2014 .