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Twin blasts at bus stops shake Jerusalem, over 15 injured

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Twin blasts at bus stops shake Jerusalem, over 15 injured

Two explosions at bus stops on Jerusalem’s outskirts wounded as much as 15 individuals on Wednesday. The explosions passed off about half-hour aside.

Jerusalem,UPDATED: Nov 23, 2022 13:08 IST

Security and rescue forces work on the scene of an explosion at a bus cease in Jerusalem November 23, 2022. (Image: Reuters)

By Reuters: Two explosions at bus stops on Jerusalem’s outskirts wounded as much as 15 individuals on Wednesday, emergency providers stated, in what Israeli police stated seemed to be an assault by Palestinian militants.

They blamed the preliminary blast on an explosive system planted at a bus station close to the town exit, whereas a second quickly after hit a bus cease within the neighbourhood of an city settlement within the metropolis’s east.

The explosions, about half-hour aside, seemed to be a Palestinian assault, police stated.

Television photos confirmed particles strewn across the scene of the primary blast, which was cordoned off by emergency providers.

There had been no speedy studies of fatalities however well being providers stated 12 individuals had been taken to hospital from the primary blast, not less than two with critical accidents. At least three individuals had been wounded within the second explosion, police stated.

The explosions, which carry echoes of the bus bombings that had been an indicator of the Palestinian revolt of 2000-2005, observe months of pressure within the occupied West Bank after the Israeli army launched a crackdown within the wake of a sequence of lethal assaults in Israel.

Tension has additionally been exacerbated by repeated stand-offs between Muslims and teams of unauthorised Jewish worshippers on the Al Aqsa mosque complicated in Jerusalem, recognized to Jews because the Temple Mount.

A spokesman for the Palestinian militant group Hamas praised the obvious bombings however stopped wanting claiming accountability.

Hamas spokesman Abdel-Latif Al-Qanoua stated the bombings “resulted from the crimes conducted by the occupation and the settlers”.

The explosions got here as former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu negotiates with allies to kind a brand new right-wing authorities together with members of non secular and far-right events.

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Nov 23, 2022