JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. school has identified a recent graduate visiting Israel as among three people killed in an attack in the West Bank.
The Maimonides School in Brookline, Massachusetts, said Thursday the school community is “profoundly saddened” and mourns the death of 18-year-old Ezra Schwartz, who graduated this year.
Head of school Naty Katz says Schwartz was studying in Israel. Schwartz was from Sharon, Massachusetts.
The Israeli military says Schwartz and two other people were killed Thursday by a Palestinian motorist who intentionally rammed his vehicle into a group of pedestrians south of Jerusalem. The military says soldiers shot at the attacker.
Two Israelis died in an earlier attack in Tel Aviv.
The attacks are part of a wave of violence that began in September over tensions surrounding a Jerusalem holy site sacred to Jews and Muslims.