2 Arrested for Jerusalem Bomb

Israeli security forces may be closing in on the terrorists who bombed a crowded bus stop Wednesday afternoon in Jerusalem.

Chana Ya'ar , | updated: 12:43

Terror in Jerusalem
Terror in Jerusalem
Israel news photo: Yossi Zamir / Flash90

Israeli security forces may be closing in on the terrorists who bombed a crowded bus stop area Wednesday afternoon in Jerusalem.

Sources in the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization claimed that two of its members were arrested Wednesday night in connection with the blast.

Khaled Jaradat and Tarek Ka'adan were picked up in Jenin by Palestinian Authority security forces said to have been working in coordination with Israeli security personnel.

There was no comment from IDF officials.

Other Attacks
Islamic Jihad's military wing, the al-Quds Brigades, claimed responsibility for two Grad Katyusha missile attacks on Be'er Sheva that struck the southern city Wednesday morning.

Islamic Jihad also claimed responsibility for a third Grad missile that struck the southern end of Ashdod on Tuesday night. It was the first such long-range missile to strike the port city since Israel's Cast Lead mini-war with Gaza's terrorist rulers two years ago.

One 56-year-old woman, a British tourist, died of wounds sustained in the Jerusalem bombing, and some 50 others were injured.

The blast tore holes through the windows in the front half of a massive Egged city bus that was just pulling away from a stop next to a telephone stand. The bomb was planted in a briefcase that was left beside the phone stand.

Eyewitnesses said they saw a young man place the briefcase beside the phones and then leave the area. At least one of the witnesses made a phone call to alert security personnel who immediately blocked others from approaching the scene, thereby saving numerous lives.