posted on Feb, 22 2004 @ 07:08 AM
Sunday, 22nd February: 7 people died as a result of a suicide bomber in Jerusalem on Sunday. The suicide bombing took place on a crowded bus, which
also wounded over 50 people, apparently 11 of those in critical condition.
"The blast happened in West Jerusalem about 8:30 a.m. (1:30 a.m. ET) on Sunday, the first day of Israel's working week.
Video showed the number 14 bus with its windows blown out and its interior mangled, as rescue workers removed the wounded and remains from the
One of the people killed in the attack was an 18-year-old high school student identified by the Jerusalem daily Haaretz as Lior Azulai, a pupil at the
Gymnasia Rehavia. Nine other students at the school were wounded in the blast, Haaretz reported.
The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades -- the military offshoot of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement -- claimed responsibility for the blast in
Apparently this was in response to the Israeli military attack in Gaza on 11th February, which left 12 Palestinians dead. Israel officials claimed
they killed terrorists, however The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades thinks otherwise and claims many of those killed were civilians.
CNN reported that the suicide bomber was dead after the blast, which I figured would be pretty self evident.
[edit on 9-12-2004 by Banshee]