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Two explosions occurred in Jerusalem on Wednesday, injuring at least 15 people.
Two explosions, considered as attacks by the Israeli authorities, left at least 15 injured Wednesday, November 23 in Jerusalem, according to rescuers. One person died, Israeli police said.
The first took place at a bus stop outside Jerusalem, injuring 12, two seriously, and a second, half an hour later at another station, demolished a bus, injuring three, rescuers say .
An AFP photographer present at the scene of the first explosion said the blast pierced a metal fence behind the bus stop, with an electric scooter and a hat lying on the ground. And while police were on the scene, another explosion was heard a short distance away, according to the photographer.
In the wake of deadly attacks in Israel last March and April and other attacks that followed, the Israeli army carried out more than 2,000 raids in the West Bank. These raids, and the clashes that are sometimes associated with them, have killed more than 125 Palestinians, the heaviest toll in seven years, according to the UN.
The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas suspected
Without claiming responsibility for the attacks in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, in power in the Gaza Strip, “welcomed” them, considering them in a press release as “the price of the crimes and aggressions” of Israel “against our people”. .
Earlier on Wednesday, the Israeli military said the remains of an 18-year-old Israeli civilian who died Tuesday of a “serious road accident” in the occupied West Bank had been “removed” from a hospital in Jenin, a stronghold factions in the northern West Bank, where he was pronounced dead. The kidnapping was not immediately claimed, but local sources told AFP that Palestinian fighters in a nearby refugee camp were now in possession of the body.
The abductions of Israelis, dead or alive, have already been used in the past as bargaining chips by armed groups in order to demand the release of prisoners or the return of the bodies of Palestinians killed in clashes and kept by Israel.