Posted 8 years ago on Dec. 22, 2013, 10:47 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Suspected terror attack on Bat Yam bus By BEN HARTMAN, JPOST.COM STAFF LAST UPDATED: 12/22/2013 16:05 inShare3 Select Language▼ Passengers spot suspicious item on Dan bus 240 and alert police; bomb explodes moments after passengers evacuate bus; one police officer lightly injured from blast noise.
A bomb detonated at the back of a bus in Bat Yam on Sunday afternoon, in what police suspect was a terrorist attack.
Passengers on Dan 240 bus that goes from the Bnei Brak to the Bat Yam cemetery noticed a suspicious package at the back of the bus.
They alerted the bus driver, who asked if the black bag belonged to anyone and when no one answered, he stopped the bus at the corner of Mivtza Sinai and Katznelson streets in Bat Yam, ordered the passengers off the bus, and alerted police, who sent bomb experts to the scene.
One of the passengers on the bus, David Papo, opened the bag. He said the big black bag had what looked like a pressure cooker inside of it with red wire coming out of it.
The 12 passengers that were on the bus and its driver were evacuated from the area and were 15 meters away when the bomb went off. The blast occurred 10 minutes after passengers were evacuated, the driver said. Read the rest here
It has to stop.