It is perhaps a window into the mind of New York Times reporters to parse how Steve Erlanger described the latest Palestinian terror attack in Israel:
In East Jerusalem, the police shot and killed a local Palestinian who drove a construction vehicle over a pedestrian, killing him, and then knocked over a bus, which happened to be nearly empty, slightly injuring three people. The incident took place in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, and the police said that they were regarding the attack as a response to Israel’s conflict in Gaza. Tensions have been high in Jerusalem and in the West Bank, with intermittently violent protests against Israeli policies and war conduct. (New York Times, August 4, 2014; see Update below, however)
In an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem on Monday, a Palestinian drove a heavy construction vehicle over a pedestrian, killing him, and overturned a nearly empty bus, injuring three people, before the police shot the driver to death.
Later, a gunman shot and wounded a soldier waiting at a bus stop near Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, escaping by motorcycle, in what the police said was a suspected terrorist attack.