Images From the Jerusalem Riots After a Terror Attack Killed an American Baby

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Right wing activist hold signs calling for revenge during a protest on October 23, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. The protest took place at the site of the terror attack.
Right wing activist hold signs calling for revenge during a protest on October 23, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. The protest took place at the site of the terror attack. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

East Jerusalem is far from quiet after a speeding car crashed into a local light rail station yesterday, killing an infant and injuring seven others in an apparent terror attack. Far-right activists have picketed the crash site and called for the resignation of Yitzhak Aharonovitch, the country’s public security minister.

At least 12 protestors have been arrested so far. Israeli media has reported Palestinian stone-throwers at other light rail stations across the city.

The baby, 3-month-old Haya Zissel-Brown, has been identified as an American citizen by the State Department. The incident is being treated as a terrorist attack and the State Department has warned employees to avoid the Jerusalem light rail — which runs through Jewish and Arab neighborhoods — for at least the next month. In a statement, they were told, “The current dynamic security environment underscores the importance of situational awareness, especially in crowded public places that may have minimal overt police presence.”

The family of the car’s driver, Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, meanwhile, insists that he simply lost control of his car. He died after being shot by police.

Below, some images from the last 24 hours in Jerusalem.

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A Palestinian protester holds a slingshot during clashes with Israeli police (unseen) in a suburb of East Jerusalem on October 23, 2014. Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images
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Ultra-orthodox Jewish mourners carry the body of three-month-old baby Chaya Zissel Braun during her funeral in Jerusalem on October 23, 2014 after she was killed in what Israeli police called a "hit-and-run terror attack." Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images
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Family members of Abdel Rahman Al-Shaludi, the Palestinian that was killed by Police yesterday after he drove his car into passengers at a rail station causing the death of a 3 month old baby, mourn at the house in Silwan on October 23, 2014, Israel.Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images
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Right wing activists hold signs calling for revenge during a protest on October 23, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images
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Palestinian youth seen during clashes with police in Issawia on October 23, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images
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Police try to disperse a crowd of right wing activist that took part in a protest on October 23, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images
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Palestinian youth seen throwing stones at Israeli policeduring clashes with police in Issawia on October 23, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel.Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images