Palestinian genocide bomber blows himself in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian homicide bomber has blown himself in a civilian area in Jerusalem. Luckily the Palestinian murderer managed to kill only himself.

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Hanevi'im street in the center of Jerusalem Monday afternoon, lightly wounding seven people.

Jerusalem Police Chief Mickey Levy said the bomber entered a felafel stand on a busy central Jerusalem street and detonated the bomb.

Israel Radio said it appeared the bomber drew the attention of police officers at the stand and that he set off the explosion prematurely.

The Palestinians continue their attempts at mass murder every day: yesterday half of the country was stuck at roadblocks setup by the police and the army. There was specific intelligence information which pointed to a Palestinian murderer who had entered Israel from the West Bank.

I copy the full article below.





Seven wounded as bomb explodes in Jerusalem's city center
By THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF AND ASSOCIATED PRESS, July 30, 2002
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A suicide bomber blew himself up on Hanevi'im street in the center of Jerusalem Monday afternoon, lightly wounding seven people.

Jerusalem Police Chief Mickey Levy said the bomber entered a felafel stand on a busy central Jerusalem street and detonated the bomb.

"What is clear now is that the bomber died and there are four wounded," he said.

Glass shards littered the street in front of the Yemenite Felafel Stand, which is popular with Jerusalem police whose headquarters are nearby.

Israel Radio said it appeared the bomber drew the attention of police officers at the stand and that he set off the explosion prematurely.

"I heard a boom and went down stairs. There are lots of police and ambulances. The street is closed," said eyewitness Yitzchak Jaffe, 25, a resident of an apartment building on the street.

"There was a big noise and then a huge fire," said Bikur Cholim guard Moshe Mahari, 23.

Sgt. Ofir Yona said he was on patrol about 20 meters (six feet) from the stand and saw the bomber enter, carrying a black bag.

"He didn't look suspicious," Yona said. "He was cleanly shaven. He had his hair gelled back. He noticed us and then he entered the shop."

Israel Adliarstein, who works across the street from the stand, said he heard the bomb go off and that fragments from the blast hit his shop windows.

"I saw the owner (of the felafel stand) come out with his son and daughter," he said. "They were in shock but they didn't look badly injured."

Inside the stand, blood splattered the cash register and counter, and the remains of the bomber were strewn about the ground.

Government spokesman Daniel Seaman said the bomber was from the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Ra'anan Gissin, said the attack showed Arafat wasn't doing anything to stop terrorist activity. He said plans by Israel to ease restrictions on Palestinians would be delayed if attacks continued.

"Palestinian terror is aiming to instill a perpetual state of fear in Israelis," he said. "This attack is proof that the Palestinian Authority continues to believe that terror will further its goals and this is mistaken."

There have been at least eight bombing and shooting attacks in the area in the past 22 months of fighting.

The victims were taken to Hadassah Ein-Kerem and Sha'arei Zedek hospitals.

Posted by David Melle
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