Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Israel: On Ground Updates - March 23, 2011
Israel: On Ground Updates
Israeli Police Report ‘Terrorist Attack’ in Jerusalem
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* YNetNews.com has the following reported up on their website late this afternoon state time and their report goes in part like this ...Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened an emergency consultation session in his office following the attack... Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch told Ynet that the bomb weighed 1-2 kilos (roughly 2-4 pounds) and included steel pellets added to the device in order to maximize its damage... "There was no previous intelligence information. The Jerusalem District police are always ready for these types of events, but there was no specific warning," he said. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said one of the wounded called the police to inform them of a suspicious package at the site of the blast, and then the explosion occurred... He added that no intelligence warnings were received before the attack...
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* SLIDESHOW by MFA.gov.il *
- Raw Video: Bomb Explodes at Jerusalem Bus Stop -
About this Raw Video: Dozens of people have been injured in a bomb explosion at a crowded bus stop in central Jerusalem. It appears to be the first Terror Attack in the city in years. (March 23rd)
This Raw Video posted on YouTube by AssociatedPress
- Jerusalem Bus Bombing Injures Dozens -
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About above News Video: A bomb struck a crowded bus stop in central Jerusalem Wednesday, wounding [dozens] in what authorities said was the first major Palestinian [Terrorist Attack] in the city in several years... There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which police said was caused by a bomb planted close to Jerusalem's main conference hall and central bus terminal... The blast, which coincided with a surge of violence along the Israel-Gaza border, shook downtown Jerusalem... It is believed the device weighed about one to two kilograms and exploded in a small suitcase on the sidewalk next to the bus stop... The security services were on alert for additional attacks, but there are currently no firm leads... Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu postponed his departure for talks in Russia after the incident.
Above video/info posted on YouTube by infolivetvenglish
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the dead, wounded... all their family-friends-loved ones... and too all the peoples of Israel.