From Senator Straight Talk ‘ accidentally’ leaking Obama’s travel plans, this trip always had security concerns.


Attack injures 5 near Obama’s Jerusalem hotel

JERUSALEM (CNN) — The driver of a backhoe was shot and killed after driving the construction machine over a number of vehicles near the Jerusalem hotel where Sen. Barack Obama is scheduled to stay Tuesday night, according to police.

Israeli police identified the driver as a Palestinian from East Jerusalem.

The construction vehicle struck several other vehicles, including a No. 13 city bus, before an Israeli border policeman and a civilian shot and killed the driver, an Israeli government statement said.

One person was “moderately to seriously wounded,” and four others sustained minor injuries in Tuesday’s attack, the statement said, citing Jerusalem’s police chief.

Senator Obama should remain in our prayers.

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