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>> Bullet holes and bodies on the ground, Benjamin Netanyahu says Islamic State influenced this attack. A Palestinian from East Jerusalem killing four after driving a truck at Israeli military cadets on Sunday. The Israeli prime minister says the culprit was a likely supporter of IS. Of course, that could mean anything from direct backing to the suspect being exposed to IS propaganda.
But Reuters' Luke Baker in Jerusalem says the Israeli government may gain from making the connection.>> Israel wants to create a generalized threat from what it calls Islamic terrorism. It wants to tie Palestinian attacks to those that Europe is seeing from Islamic State or other affiliated groups. Creating no gaps, if you like, between the terrorism that's affected Europe and the attacks that Israel has seen.
I think, from Israel's point of view, that helps create a common enemy, if you like, but I think some European policymakers see that as partly almost an attempt to erase any political motivation the Palestinians may have.>> 15 people were wounded in this attack, the driver also shot dead on the scene.
The tactical similarities drawing comparisons to the recent Berlin Christmas market attack, but that might be where they end.>> Analysts in Israel point out that support for ISIS among Palestinians is very low. Palestinian anger of attacks on Israel are largely driven by nationalism, not by religion.>> The motives and movement behind this attack are still being analyzed.
What's beyond doubt is that this was the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem for months.