A bomb exploded near a bus stop in a Jewish district of Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a woman and injuring at least 30 people, in an attack police blamed on Palestinian militants.
No one claimed responsibility for the blast, which coincided with an upsurge of violence on the Gaza border that has led to fears of a new war between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip.
Police said it was a “terrorist attack””— Israel’s term for a Palestinian strike. It was the first time Jerusalem had been hit by such a bomb since 2004.
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad swiftly denounced the attack. “I condemn this terrorist operation in the strongest possible terms, regardless of who was behind it,” he said in a statement released by his office in the West Bank.
Hopefully this will not start a series of back and forth attacks