Israeli security continues to investigate the terrorist bus bombing that occurred in Jerusalem yesterday. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports that 11 of those wounded are still hospitalized:
Police had yet to identify the man who was seriously injured in the blast and were investigating the possibility that he was the bomber, a spokesperson said.
However, she said, “All of the details and circumstances are still being checked and investigated.”
A Jerusalem court put the details of the investigation and the identities of suspects under a gag order.
The man suffered severe burns and extensive injuries to the limbs, according to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where he is being treated.
He underwent surgery on Monday night, and was unconscious and intubated in the Jerusalem hospital’s intensive care unit on Tuesday morning, the medical center’s spokesperson Shoham Rubio said.
“He is in unstable and life-threatening condition,” she said.
He was apparently closest to the blast, which accounted for both the severity of his injuries and the police suspicion that the attack was an attempted suicide bombing.
The 21 victims of the bombing were taken to three hospitals in the capital on Monday, but 11 of them were quickly released home.