One dead and fifteen wounded in twin attacks in Jerusalem

A twin bomb attack in Jerusalem claimed the life of a young Israeli-Canadian and injured fifteen others, Wednesday, November 23, according to Israeli police. Such a procedure has not been used in the holy city for many years.

The first explosion at a bus stop outside Jerusalem injured 12 people, four of them critically. A second explosion in the same area injured at least three people while police and rescuers were on site, emergency services said.

“Different bombs were planted at both places. We suspect it was a coordinated attack., Israel Police said in a statement. According to a source close to the security services quoted by Agence France-Presse (AFP), the bombs were activated remotely. The last bomb attack in Jerusalem, the city at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was in 2016, the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, recalled. The United States and the European Union condemned it on Wednesday.

“Terror Never Waits”

Israeli officials have identified the person killed in the attack as Aryeh Shechopek. According to local sources cited by AFP, he was 15 or 16 years old and his Canadian passport was in the name Aryeh Schupak. His funeral is to take place in the afternoon. “It’s about a boy who didn’t do anything to anybody and was murdered because he was Jewish.”Outgoing Prime Minister Yaïr Lapid announced.

The latter chaired an emergency meeting with the heads of the security services at military headquarters in Tel Aviv and informed his designated successor, Benjamin Netanyahu, who had won the 1st legislative election.There is November, in circumstances.

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The future head of government, who served from 1996 to 1999 and from 2009 to 2021, has been in talks with ultra-Orthodox and far-right parties over the formation of his new cabinet. “Terrorism can’t wait, we need to form a government soon”Itamar Ben Gvir, a far-right candidate running for the Ministry of Public Security, said on Wednesday. “Target Killings” In the fight against terrorism.

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“The Cost of Crime and Aggression”

Without claiming them, the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas remains in power in the Gaza Strip. He welcomed the attacks “The Cost of Crime and Aggression” From Israel against the Palestinian people.

After a series of deadly attacks in March and April, the Israeli military launched more than 2,000 strikes in the West Bank. Along with the conflicts they caused, the operations cost at least 125 Palestinian lives, an unprecedented number for seven years, according to the United Nations (UN).

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Overnight, a Palestinian was killed during clashes with Israeli forces in Nablus, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. A short time later, the Israeli military announced the body of an 18-year-old Israeli citizen, A member of the Druze minority, he died on Tuesday “serious road accident” On the West Bank, there was “kidnapped” He was pronounced dead at Jenin Hospital in the northern West Bank. “He was still alive, I saw him breathing, [ses ravisseurs] I disconnected him from the hijacking machine.”The teenager’s father told Ynet radio. “I request everyone to bring my son to me”He pleaded.

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No claims have been made, but local sources say the body is in the hands of Palestinian militants from a nearby refugee camp. Abductions of Israelis, dead or alive, have already enabled armed groups to free prisoners or recover the bodies of Palestinians killed in the conflict and kept by Israel. “If Tiran’s body is not recovered, the kidnappers will have to pay a heavy price”M. Labit warned.

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