Wednesday, November 21, 2012
False Flag? - Bus explodes in central Tel Aviv, first terror attack in the city since 2006
An Israeli police officer looks at a damaged bus after an explosion in Tel Aviv November 21, 2012 (Reuters / Nir Elias)
Source: Russia Todayhttp://rt.com/news/explosion-bus-tel-aviv-231/
At least 16 people were injured, one seriously, in a bus bombing in central Tel Aviv at the corner of of Shaul Hamelech and Henrietta Szold streets. The blast was a terrorist attack, police said.
Bystanders were ordered to stay away from the scene of the explosion. Police cordoned off the Azrieli Center compound nearby, but said they did not believe there were other terror plots taking place in the area.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesperson confirmed the bombing was a terrorist attack.
The bomb was not a suicide attack and was triggered remotely. Another explosive that did not detonate was reportedly found on the bombed bus.
This bombing is the first one in Tel Aviv since 2006.
Police are searching for two people involved in the attack, contradicting previous reports of a single suspect. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the bomber flee the scene, Israeli radio said.
A suspect was reportedly taken into police custody about half an hour after the explosion, and was later released.
Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri praised the bombing as a just response to Israel’s recent attacks on Gaza, but stopped short of claiming responsibility, Haaretz reported.
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Israeli police survey the scene after an explosion on a bus in Tel Aviv November 21, 2012 (Reuters / Nir Elias)
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