The “religion of peace” strikes again.
A bomb blast near a bus stop outside Jerusalem’s central station killed one person and injured at least 30 others after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the southern city of Beersheba.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said groups trying to disrupt two years of relative quiet will find “the government, the military and the Israeli public have an iron will” to protect their country. He didn’t elaborate.
Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said Palestinians were behind the Jerusalem explosion, and that it was caused by a bomb placed in a bag. Interior Minister Eli Yishai linked the blast to the rising number of rocket and mortar attacks on southern Israel. He said “if the trend continues then, no doubt, we will have to take action.”
“We heard a blast and started running to the central bus station,” Moti Buchenstein, a worker with the Magen David Adom rescue service, said on Army Radio. “All the windows of a bus were blown out and people were lying in pools of blood.”