The Israeli police described as “attacks” these explosions which took place at two different bus stops.
At least one person was killed in the two explosions at bus stations in Jerusalem that left about 15 injured on Wednesday morning, a spokeswoman for the city told AFP. israeli police.
The man, who was not immediately identified, was seriously injured in one of two explosions, described as “attacks” by the police. He succumbed to his injuries in Shaare Zedek Hospital.
An explosion at a bus stop just outside Jerusalem injured 12, two seriously, and a second at another station demolished a bus and injured three, rescue workers say, while Israeli police call the two explosions ofattacks“.
An AFP photographer present at the scene of the first explosion said the blast pierced a metal fence behind the bus stop, with an electric scooter and a hat lying on the ground. And while police were on the scene, another explosion was heard a short distance away, according to the photographer.
In the wake of deadly attacks in Israel last March and April and other attacks that followed, the Israeli army carried out more than 2,000 raids in the West Bank. These raids, and the clashes that are sometimes associated with them, have killed more than 125 Palestinians, the heaviest toll in seven years, according to the UN.
Without claiming responsibility for the attacks in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, in power in the Gaza Strip, has “greeted“, considering them in a statement as”the price of crimes and assaults“of Israel”against our people“.
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Abductions of Israelis
Earlier Wednesday, the Israeli military said the remains of an 18-year-old Israeli civilian who died Tuesday of a “serious road accidentin the occupied West Bank had beenkidnapped» in the hospital of Jeninstronghold of armed factions in the northern West Bank, where he was pronounced dead.
The kidnapping was not immediately claimed, but local sources told AFP that Palestinian fighters in a nearby refugee camp were now in possession of the body.
The abductions of Israelis, dead or alive, have already been used in the past as bargaining chips by armed groups in order to demand the release of prisoners or the return of the bodies of Palestinians killed in clashes and kept by Israel.
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