ATTACK There had been no bomb attack in Jerusalem since 2016
Israeli police have begun their investigation. — Mahmoud Illean/AP/SIPA
Despite the clashes with Gaza and the regular clashes on the esplanade of the Mosques, this modus operandi had no longer been used. used since 2016 at Jerusalem. This Wednesday morning, two attacks at; the bomb in bus stops left at least one dead and fifteen injured in the Holy City. “Different explosive charges were used. placed in both places. We suspect this was a combined attack,” Israeli police in a statement. The bombs were activated at distance, according to a trusted source.
A first explosion at a bus stop at; the exit from Jerusalem caused 12 injuries, four of them seriously, and a second, once the police and emergency services were on the spot, demolished a bus and injured three at another station in ; nearby, according to rescue workers. The Israeli police qualified these two bursts of “attacks” and she then asserted; that one person had succumbed; to his wounds.
“Terrorism doesn’t wait”
“We heard a loud explosion. We immediately rushed to the scene in large numbers (…) and saw two seriously injured people, a 16-year-old boy. a bus stop and a 45-year-old person on a sidewalk outside. proximity,” Moshe Tobolsky, a rescue worker.
Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Yaïr Lapid is due to hold an emergency meeting with the heads of Israel’s security services. to midday at the army HQ in Tel-Aviv and will inform his designated successor; Benjamin Netanyahu, winner of the legislative elections of November 1, of the security situation. “We must form the government as soon as possible because terrorism doesn’t wait,” Wednesday Itamar Ben Gvir, tenor of the far right who is eyeing the Ministry of Security public, calling on the authorities to carry out “targeted assassinations” of people suspected of terrorism.
Without claiming attacks Jerusalem, the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, ruling the Gaza Strip, “welcomed them,” as “the price of crimes and assaults” of Israel “against our people”. During the night, a Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces during clashes in Nablus, according to the Ministry of Health. Palestinian.