In Jerusalem, two explosions killed one and injured 18 – DW – 11/23/2022

BEE Jerusalem Two explosions at bus stops killed at least one person and injured at least 18 others, including serious ones, the Israel Rescue Service said on Wednesday, Nov. 23. According to the police, it was a combined attack.

The first explosion occurred at a bus stop on the outskirts of Jerusalem, injuring 11 people. Shortly afterwards, another explosion occurred at a bus stop in Ramot on the northern outskirts of the city. Three people were injured here, four others were hospitalized in a state of shock. After the explosion, police blocked the highway to Tel Aviv. The attackers are being sought.

According to Israeli media, the explosives were apparently detonated remotely. They were filled with nails and screws. The young boy died of his injuries.

Israeli politicians demand a tough response

MP Knesset of the ultra-religious Shas party, Joav Ben-Zur called today the return of a nightmare and a difficult and bloody day of the second Palestinian intifada. “There is almost nothing left of the Israeli deterrent force. Terror is gaining strength every day,” he said.

Far-right politician Itamar Ben-Gvir said the perpetrators “must pay for the terror”. He called for a return to targeted killing tactics and tougher conditions for those in Israeli prisons. Palestinian radicals. “We must form a government as soon as possible. Terror will not wait,” said the politician who took part in the coalition talks and claimed the portfolio of Secretary of Homeland Security for himself.

BEE Jerusalem there have been repeated attacks by Palestinians in the past. Last week in response to an attack near a Jewish settlement on West Bank three Israelis were killed.

The German Foreign Ministry expresses its condolences to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Jerusalem

The German foreign ministry said the “heinous attacks” on bus stops in Jerusalem are an attack on the peaceful daily life of all Israelis. “Terror and hatred must not prevail. We offer our deepest condolences to the victims of the attacks, which left at least one person dead and many others seriously injured. Our thoughts are with the injured and the families of the victims,” ​​it said. German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. said in a statement.

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By Peter Kavinsky

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