An Israeli has been killed in an explosion near a Jerusalem bus station, and the crew raise the alert | news
Al Jazeera correspondent reported that an Israeli was killed in a nearby explosion A bus stop at the entrance to Jerusalem on Wednesday amid talks of another explosion at a settlement between Jerusalem and Ramallah.
The reporter confirmed that there were 15 injuries, while Israeli army radio quoted the police as saying the explosion was the result of an explosive device stuck in a bag.
The occupation police blocked access to Jerusalem from the west side as a result of the car explosion at a bus station.
The Al-Jazeera correspondent reported that Defense Secretary Benny Gantz ordered the closure of the Al-Jalama and Salem military checkpoints in Jenin after the two bombings in Jerusalem.
Israeli army radio later reported that authorities had raised the alert level in the city of Jerusalem and would later raise it across Israel.
And Al Jazeera correspondent Najwan Samri said there was no confirmation yet that it was a national operation, but Israeli police suspect a bomb was planted on a motorcycle that stopped at the train station.
She added that police are sweeping and searching the area for suspects in the incident and said medical authorities are taking the injured to hospitals, two of which are in critical condition.
The correspondent stated that there was information about another explosion in the settlement of Ramot between Jerusalem and Ramallah, but without speaking about casualties.
sequence of events
According to Israel Radio’s military correspondent, the first blast with an explosive device occurred after a Palestinian riding an electric bicycle arrived at a bus stop at the entrance to Jerusalem, planted the explosive device and fled from there.
As for the second explosion, it was carried out by a booby-trapped motorcycle in the Ramot settlement north of Jerusalem and exploded, injuring 3 settlers with minor injuries.
The Israeli correspondent reported a large-scale raid by the occupation police on bus terminals in Jerusalem in general, fearing the presence of other explosive devices. He pointed out that the number of people injured in the two blasts rose to 14.
Early today Wednesday, a Palestinian youth was killed and others injured, some described as seriously, after occupying forces fired live bullets at dozens of Palestinians in the eastern region of Nablus.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the boy, Ahmed Shehadeh, 16, died from a gunshot wound that pierced his heart.
The occupying forces raided the area to ensure settlers would storm Joseph’s tomb and perform religious rituals there. During the invasion there were also armed clashes between Palestinian resistance fighters and the occupation soldiers.
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