The Israeli authorities reported two “attacks”, one near a bus stop at the entrance to Jerusalem, killing one person and injuring 12 people, and a second explosion at a bus stop also in the city half an hour after the first explosion. , destroying a bus and injuring three people, and the Israeli police issued a statement about the suspicion of a Palestinian attack, and the police did not name the cause of the explosions.
The police explained that the two explosions occurred half an hour apart, and indicated that demining specialists on site were “gathering evidence and searching the area for suspects.” behind the bus station.
Shaare Zedek Hospital in occupied Jerusalem has reported the death of a man seriously injured in the first explosion, while ambulance crews are treating another person in critical condition, in addition to two serious and two minor injuries.
For its part, the Hadassah Medical Center said it was treating six victims of the same blast, including moderate and five minor injuries, and the hospital was treating three who received minor injuries during the second attack.
Homeland Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev confirmed that he spoke with the police chief and “was briefed about the two attacks that took place in Jerusalem.” And before Israel made a decision on the nature of the response, right-wing extremist Itamar Ben Gvir arrived at the site of the first explosion in Jerusalem and acted as Minister of Homeland Security, and received a police briefing on the explosion at the scene. this drew criticism in Israel, with Ben Gvir saying, “We must form a government as soon as possible.” Perhaps terrorism does not wait.