Terrorist blows up Tel Aviv bus, injures 20

Click photo to download. Caption: The scene of Wednesday's Tel Aviv bus bombing. Credit: Screen grab of Israel Hayom video.(JNS.org) A terrorist blew up a bus in Tel Aviv at noon Wednesday near the IDF Kirya military headquarters, Israeli police said. Magen David Adom medical services said 20 people were wounded in the attack. The bomb blew out the windows on the vehicle, a 76 line bus belonging to the Dan company, causing extensive damage but no fatalities, Israel Hayom reported.

According to eyewitnesses, the terrorist boarded the bus, where he placed a package before fleeing the scene. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that the terrorist group "blesses the attack in Tel Aviv and sees it as a natural response," according to ABC News. This is not the first terrorist bombing attack in Tel Aviv. The last one was in 2006, in a sandwich shop, where eleven people were then killed. 

This latest bombing occured not long after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Israel and met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the ongoing conflict. "One of the scenarios we have been preparing for is more than just rockets but also terror attacks in our cities. There is high motivation by the terror groups to hit our cities. We are massively deployed throughout the entire country with a special emphasis on the big cities. We are interviewing eyewitnesses and conducting an investigation in conjunction with the Shin Bet. If there is a terrorist on the loose we are doing everything to put our hands on him," said Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino.

Posted on November 21, 2012 .