Terror has reached the streets of Tel Aviv again in the form of a bus bombing that wounded 21 people. According to Fox News a few minutes ago, they said 16 injured, one seriously. Either way it was pretty devastating. Leland Vittert said a few minutes ago that after the bus bombing one could just see the fear on the faces of Israelis in Tel Aviv, some telling him “Oh my g-d, here we go again”.
At the moment no one has taken responsibility for it but they certainly are doing a lot of celebrating in Gaza over it. Savages!
TIMES OF ISRAEL – An explosion ripped through a bus in central Tel Aviv around noon on Wednesday — the first bombing attack in the city since 2006.
Twenty-one people were injured in the bombing, three of them seriously. No one was killed.
Police commander Yohanan Danino said police had been “braced for an attack of this kind.”
There was an ongoing threat of more attacks, he said: “We’re not only facing rocket attacks, that’s clear,” he said. “People need to be alert, to report anything suspicious.”
A Hamas spokesman praised the attack, but stopped short of taking responsibility, Reuters reported. Israeli authorities have yet to name the Palestinian group they believe carried it out.
“Hamas blesses the attack in Tel Aviv and sees it as a natural response to the Israeli massacres,” spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters.
“Palestinian factions will resort to all means in order to protect our Palestinian civilians in the absence of a world effort to stop the Israeli aggression,” he said.
Sweet cakes were handed out in celebration at Gaza’s main hospital in response to news of the bombing, Reuters reported. According to other reports from Gaza, celebratory gunfire was audible as the bombing was reported on the radio.