Two terrorist bombings at Jerusalem bus stops

Published date23 November 2022
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
On person was killed and eighteen more injured in a pair of terrorist bombing attacks at bus stops in Jerusalem Wednesday morning

The first explosion occurred at a bus stop on Sha'arei Yerushalayim Street near the western edge of the capital.

At least twelve people were injured in the explosion, including two in critical condition and two more in serious condition. One of the victims initially listed in critical condition later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead after being evacuated to a local hospital.

MDA and United Hatzalah emergency first responders have been dispatched to the scene to treat the victims.

"At 7:06 a.m., MDA's Jerusalem district 101 call center received a report of multiple injuries as a result of an explosion next to a bus stop on Sha'arei Yerushalayim Street in Jerusalem," MDA reported.

"MDA paramedics are are on the scene providing medical treatment to seven injured people, including one in serious condition and one in critical condition."

The injured have been evacuated to three different Jerusalem hospitals, including Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, and Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center.

According to preliminary reports, it appears the explosion was caused by an explosive device concealed in a bag left at the bus stop.

Shortly afterwards, a second explosion was reported in the neighborhood of Ramot. Seven people were treated after the second bombing, including three who were wounded by shrapnel.

Police forces have been deployed to the scenes of the explosions, closing Route 1 at the entrance to Jerusalem to traffic.

"We were at the MDA station by the entrance to the city when we heard a large explosion," MDA paramedics Moshe Tobolsky and Lior Levy said.

"We immediately headed to the scene in large numbers, including ambulances, MICUs and medicycles. two seriously wounded were lying nearby, a 16-year-old in the bus stop and a 45-year-old on the sidewalk. A number of moderately and mildly injured victims were ambulatory on scene. We rapidly conveyed the seriously injured in MICUs to hospital while providing life-saving treatment."

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