Israel arrests Hamas members for Jerusalem bus bombing

The scene of Monday's bus bombing in Jerusalem. Credit: YouTube screenshot.

( Israeli authorities have arrested "a number" of Hamas members on suspicion of involvement in Monday’s bombing of a bus in Jerusalem, in which 20 people were wounded, confirming that the Palestinian terror group was likely behind the attack as opposed to a lone-wolf terrorist.

“Through intensive intelligence and field activity, the Shin Bet, the Israel Police, and the IDF arrested a number of suspects about a day after the attack on the Jerusalem bus—Hamas suspects from the Bethlehem area—who are suspected of being involved in planning the attack and executing it. Their questioning is in progress, and their identities are classified,” the Jerusalem Police said in a statement.

“It has been cleared for publication that the critically wounded man from the attack, who died at the Shaare Zedek hospital, is the terrorist who perpetrated the attack on the Egged line 12 bus. The terrorist, Abd al-Hamid Abu Srur, [who was] about 19 years old, [a] resident of Beit Jala, and affiliated with the Hamas movement, was, as stated, critically wounded during the perpetration of the attack and died of his wounds [on Wednesday] at the hospital. The attack wounded 20 civilians, one of them severely, seven moderately, and the others lightly,” the statement added.

Posted on April 21, 2016 .