Emergency services were still working to free several people who remained trapped under the truck, according to local media.
Neuman added: "Civilians and soldiers began shooting and this prevented a worse tragedy". Bodies were later covered in sheets.
More than a dozen others were injured in the attack. "I explained to them the absurdity of returning to the 1967 borders", he said. She says the attacker has been neutralized.
Netanyahu later visited the scene. "The attack that occurred in Jerusalem and recent attacks is part of the same pattern inspired by Islamic State [Daesh], by ISIS, that we saw first in France, then in Germany and now in Jerusalem".
Hamas did not claim responsibility for the attack but a spokesperson nonetheless celebrated it as "heroic". Palestinian authorities identified him as a resident of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal Mukaber, close to where the attack occurred.
The status of Jerusalem has been one of the core issues at play in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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The president, whose powers have been suspended pending a ruling by the court, can not be legally forced to attend the hearings. He said she had to be kicked out of the presidency to fix the damage she had caused to the country's democracy.
Following the incident, the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, issued a statement in which he condemned the attack and warned that the perpetrators would pay a heavy price.
"It is reprehensible that some choose to glorify such acts which undermine the possibility of a peaceful future for both Palestinians and Israelis", he said.
-A Palestinian attack on Israeli soldiers Sunday broke months of relative calm in Jerusalem and underscored a raw debate about how best to protect the state.
Others were shot dead during protests or clashes, while some died in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip. Lauder also demanded that the Palestinian leadership do everything in its power to root out incitement to terror and put an end to such attacks.
The status of Jerusalem is one of the most hard issues in the conflict.
"A few minutes after we arrived, while I was talking about the Jerusalem landscape, I heard screaming behind me", he said.