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Hamas Identifies Bombing Fatality as Bomber

Bus bombing, Jerusalem, April 18, 2016 (Photo: ASHERNET)

Israeli authorities have just released news of the death of the most critically injured individual in this week's bus bombing. However, The Times of Israel reports, Hamas has now said that the deceased was also the bomber:

Palestinian terror group Hamas said Wednesday night that the man who died earlier in the evening of wounds sustained in Monday’s Jerusalem bus bombing was the terrorist who placed the explosive device in the vehicle.

The terror group identified him as a 19-year-old Palestinian from al-Ayda refugee camp outside of Bethlehem. His name was still barred from publication on Wednesday evening amid the ongoing Israeli investigation of the attack.

The Hamas announcement appeared to fall short of a full claim of responsibility for the attack, in which 21 people were injured...

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld on Tuesday confirmed officers were seeking to question the wounded, and did not rule out the possibility of potential suspects among them.

“The investigation is looking to see how the explosive device was placed on the bus,” Rosenfeld said.

Police imposed a gag order on further details of the investigation and any suspects.

Tags: Terrorism

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