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September 19, 2002
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Palestinian terrorist kills 5 and injures over 60 unarmed Israeli men, women and children

The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that another Palestinian genocide bomber has blown himself up in a crowded bus in Tel-Aviv, deliberately murdering 5 and wounding over 60 Israeli men, women and children:

The blast occurred at about 1 p.m. local time on bus No. 4 at the corner of Allenby and Montefiore Streets, near The Great Synagogue of Tel Aviv. The force of the blast blew the roof off the bus, blew out most of its windows and blackened the interior.

A witness, Shmuel Salomon, said he saw bodies being hurled from the bus. "There were arms and legs on the ground. It was a horror," said Shmuel Salomon, who owns a restaurant in the area.

Most of the terrorists from the Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Arafat's Al-Aksa brigades have left the Palestinian towns and moved into the country side. Their deadly weapons, including bombs and explosives were left behind in the cities.

A couple of days ago, the IDF (Israel's army) lifted the curfew on Jenin, allowing the Palestinian murderers to retrieve their suicide bomb belts: the results are the latest killings of Israeli unarmed women and children (I got this analysis from Israeli TV Channel 1).

I copy the full article below.

FIVE DEAD, 60 WOUNDED IN TEL AVIV BUS BOMBING
By THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF, Sep. 19, 2002
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?
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A suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday on a crowded bus in downtown Tel Aviv, killing five people and wounding at least 60, police and media reports said.

The blast occurred at about 1 p.m. local time on bus No. 4 at the corner of Allenby and Montefiore Streets, near The Great Synagogue of Tel Aviv.

The force of the blast blew the roof off the bus, blew out most of its windows and blackened the interior.

A witness, Shmuel Salomon, said he saw bodies being hurled from the bus.

"There were arms and legs on the ground. It was a horror," said Shmuel Salomon, who owns a restaurant in the area.

"We heard a loud blast, we went out to the street, we saw a bus moving, without its driver, all blown up," Zvi, another witness, said.

"The windows were all blown out and I saw people jumping out the windows in the back," Zvi added.

Deputy Tel Aviv police commander David Krause said five people were killed in what appeared to be a suicide attack.

At least 60 people were wounded, and 10 were reported in serious condition, among them, three were listed as critical.

The explosion apparently was set off by a suicide bomber, shortly before 1 p.m. local time, in the front section of the bus, outside one of the major synagogues in Tel Aviv, across the street from a Starbuck's coffee shop and a block away from the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

The bomber apparently boarded the bus at a stop opposite the synagogue and then detonated, the Government Press Office said in a statement.

A spokesman for the Dan bus company said the vehicle had been en route from the central bus station to northern Tel Aviv.

A witness, who only gave her first name, Sarit, said she saw a large cloud of smoke.

"People came out to help with first aid. We're trying to give them water. We saw the front of the bus and it apparently caught on fire," she told Israel Army Radio.

The blast scorched the bus and blew out its windows. One man with blood over his bare chest was wheeled away by paramedics. Another man sat on the sidewalk, crying.

Religious volunteers in white overalls later searched the area, picking bits of flesh and placing them into plastic bags. Jewish law requires burial of the entire body.

Ambulances rushed to the scene and quickly removed the seriously wounded, while the lightly injured were treated at the scene.

Police cleared the area of passersby after finding a suspected bomb that they prepared to detonate, Israel Radio said.

Magen David Adom officials said the eight seriously wounded were quickly removed to area hospitals. According to the radio, medics were still attending to the more lightly wounded at the scene nearly an hour later.

The blast came a day after an Islamic terrorist blew himself up at a bus stop in northern Israel, killing himself and an Israeli policeman.

Mark Sofer, an official in the Israeli Foreign Ministry, said that "once again, the utter bestiality of Palestinian terrorism has reared its ugly head, on a bus in Tel Aviv."

Sofer held the Palestinian Authority responsible, saying it had done nothing to rein in terrorists.

Palestinian Authority officials made no immediate comment.

(With The Associated Press)

Posted by David Melle at September 19, 2002 09:15 AM
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