Terrorism

Israel demands UN response to rockets and bomb attack

By Jennifer Lipman, March 24, 2011

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations has submitted a complaint to the president of the Security Council and to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regarding the recent “serious escalation of Palestinian terrorist attacks targeting innocent Israeli civilians”.

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Hague: solidarity with Israelis after Jerusalem bomb

By Jennifer Lipman, March 24, 2011

William Hague has expressed solidarity with Israelis and offered “deepest condolences” to the family of the British women killed in yesterday’s bomb attack in Jerusalem.

The Foreign Secretary, addressing the House of Commons, condemned the attack and drew attention to the 30 victims, eight of whom were seriously injured.

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Bombing back in Israel, but not as we knew it

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 24, 2011

The horrific bombing of Jerusalem's central bus station this week that killed a 59-year-old woman and wounded 30 others was the first major terror attack on Israel's capital in almost three years.

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British tourist killed in Jerusalem bus stop bomb

By Jennifer Lipman, March 24, 2011

The woman killed in yesterday’s explosion near the central bus station in Jerusalem was a British tourist.

Police said Mary Jean Gardner, 59, was not carrying any identification when the bomb exploded in the early afternoon, as schools were breaking up for the day. It had been left in a bag beside a stop along the 74 bus route.

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Minister condemn Facebook 'intifada' page

By Jessica Elgot, March 23, 2011

An Israeli minister has demanded Facebook shut down a group which calls for violent uprisings and a third intifada.

Minister of Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein has written to Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg asking him to remove the page.

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Jersualem mayor: Life must go on after bomb

By Jennifer Lipman, March 23, 2011

The mayor of Jerusalem has called on those living in the city to return to normal life “as quickly as possible” rather than give in to terrorists and live in fear.

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Rescue workers: Pregnant women among Jerusalem blast victims

By Jennifer Lipman and Jessica Elgot, March 23, 2011

Israeli emergency workers have spoken of treating injured pregnant women and seeing pools of blood at the scene of the bomb near Jerusalem’s central bus station today.

Yonatan Yogadovsky, director of the Magen David Adom (MDA) international department , said ambulances were on the scene immediately to tend to the wounded, estimated to include more than 30 civilians.

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Bomb terror near the Jerusalem bus station

By Jennifer Lipman, March 23, 2011

Scenes earlier today following the blast near Jerusalem's central bus station, in which one person was killed and dozens more injured.

Photos: ZAKA, United Hatzolah, Magen David Afom, Israel MFA

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Woman dead, 30 wounded in Jerusalem bus station bomb

By Jennifer Lipman, March 23, 2011

A woman was killed and up to 30 civilians were injured, including at least four severely, when a bomb exploded near the Jerusalem bus station at lunchtime today.

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Explosion near bus station in Jerusalem

By Jessica Elgot, March 23, 2011

Early reports suggest that 25 people have been injured, three seriously after a bomb exploded in central Jerusalem. Al Jihad al Islami (Islamic Jihad) have reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

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