Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Terrorist attack in Jerusalem

There has been a terrorist attack in Jerusalem today - at 3 p.m. Israel time a bomb exploded at a bus station across the street from the Central Bus Station. One person was killed and many were wounded.

From the Jerusalem Post:
A 60-year-old woman died and 39 were injured after a bomb exploded at a bus station in central Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon. Police said the explosion took place outside Egged bus number 74 at a station opposite the Jerusalem Conference Center (Binyanei Ha'uma) in the center of town.

According to the Magen David Adom spokesperson, 39 people were injured in the attack. Three were injured seriously from the explosion itself, five moderately from shrapnel packed into the explosive device and the remainder were in light condition.

The injured were taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem, Hadassah Mount Scopus, Bikur Holim and Shaare Tzedek hospitals. All hospitals in the area were opened to receive casualties. One woman, 60, died from injuries sustained in the blast.

Police said that this was the first terrorist attack in four years that involved an explosion. Police were looking for one specific person who left the bag that contained the bomb.

There were reports that witnesses were able to identify the man who left the bag and police were searching for him. Police suspected that an explosive device inside a bag was left at the bus stop, which then exploded. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said that the explosive device was between one and two kilograms and was packed with shrapnel.


  1. Any idea who was responsible for this attack? I haven't heard anything else about this yet.

  2. No, I haven't heard yet - they probably haven't caught them/him yet, unfortunately.

  3. Reuters was describing it as a "Palestinian attack" in a rather concerning use of language. They seemed to imply it didn't constitute a terrorist attack in the eyes of others.

    I know the Jewish Chronicle is not the most unbiased place, but this is a relatively accurate article.

  4. Yes, I'd read about the Reuters report - it seems to me that they're letting their politics get in the way of honest reporting. How could an attack on civilians at a bus stop not be a terrorist attack?

  5. I'm neither Pro-Israeli nor Jewish, but I've witnessed a growth in anti-Semitism in the past decade, particularly in the West. with the Gaza War, the Lebanon War, the Blockade, the flotilla incident, etc. All o these events have been portrayed by the media as attacks against unarmed civilians. At the same time, attacks against Israelis have een portrayed as fights for freedom... against agressors.. etc....

    Without a doubt, Israel is losing the PR campaign, and I feel if they don't attempt to remedy this situation, sentiment against them that leads to situations like this will only get worse.

  6. what is wrong with the human beings ?what is the aim of these terrorist attacks?