One Dead, 40 Injured in Bus Bomb That Rocked Jerusalem


This is the first terrorist attack in Jerusalem to involve an explosion in four years. Authorities said that it was not linked to Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip yesterday, and they are looking for one specific person who planted the bag in which the bomb was hidden. But government officials warned of escalating violence. “I see the escalation is already here in a number of fronts — in the south and also in Jerusalem,” Interior Minister Eli Yishai said. “Recent events require us to take action. If we don’t do this we will lose our power of deterrence.” [Jerusalem Post]