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Jerusalem - Israel Says It Arrests Tel Aviv Bus Bomber

Published on: November 22, 2012 04:18 PM
By: AP/VIN News
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 Israeli police and rescue personnel at the scene of the bus bombing in central Tel Aviv, 21 November 2012. Israeli police and rescue personnel at the scene of the bus bombing in central Tel Aviv, 21 November 2012.

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities arrested an Arab Israeli on Thursday on accusations he planted a bomb on a bus in Tel Aviv that wounded 27 people and threatened to sabotage efforts to broker a cease-fire to end the fighting in Gaza, police said.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man, from the village of Taybeh in Israel, was connected to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant groups.

A Palestinian militant cell based in the West Bank village of Beit Lakiya sent the man to put a bomb connected to a mobile phone on the Tel Aviv bus Wednesday, Rosenfeld said.

After he planted the bomb, the man, who police declined to identify, left the bus and called his handlers, who remotely detonated the explosive by calling the phone, he said.

“He admitted to carrying out the terrorist attack,” Rosenfeld said.

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Attacks by Israeli Arabs are rare, though they have happened in the past.

The attack brought back harsh memories of frequent bus bombings during last decade’s violent Palestinian uprising.

According to the Jerusalem Post the suspected washeld several hours after the device exploded, but the Shin Bet only revealed the information that he is under arrest on Thursday evening.


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 Nov 22, 2012 at 06:49 PM booky Says:

throw them all out from Israel... what are they waiting? it should happen something terrible and then they'll wake up and throw them out. do it now!!!

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 07:52 PM anonymous Says:

Kill him . That's what they should do to all terrorists. They should kick his family out of Israel.

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 Nov 22, 2012 at 09:18 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Good police work!

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