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Published on : Wednesday, April 20, 2016
In the early evening an explosion on a Jerusalem bus and a subsequent fire led to the injury of 21 people, including passengers on a passing bus and in a nearby car. Two of the injured are in serious condition, 7 were moderately injured and 12 were lightly injured.
After an extensive examination by police experts, it was determined that an explosive devise caused the incident and that this was a terrorist attack.
President Rivlin’s statement following terror attack on Jerusalem bus (Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson) President Reuven Rivlin made the following statement regarding the terror attack which took place on a bus in Jerusalem this afternoon (Monday, April 18 2016).
“Our prayers for a speedy recovery go out to those injured in the terror attack, being treated as we speak in hospitals across Jerusalem. On such a day – when thanks to the dedicated work of the security services, this morning the discovery was revealed of a terror tunnel in the south, and in the evening frightened citizens returning from their daily routine are being rushed to hospital – it is clear to us all, that the struggle against terrorism is ceaseless. We will pursue and we will reach all those who wish us harm, until quiet is assured.”