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Did Tel Aviv Bomber Target Defense Ministry?

Members of the Twitter social media website debated the possibility Wednesday that a terrorist targeted Israel's Defense Ministry.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 11/21/2012, 1:35 PM

Damaged bus in Tel Aviv bombing
Damaged bus in Tel Aviv bombing
Reuters

Members of the Twitter social media website debated the possibility Wednesday that a terrorist targeted Israel's Defense Ministry in a bombing on a Dan bus in central Tel Aviv.

Quoting a secondary source, one writer tweeted that the bus, blown up at midday on King Shaul Street by an Arav terrorist, had been “passing army headquarters” at the time of the blast. 

At least 21 people were wounded in the bombing, five seriously. The victims were evacuated to Ichilov Medical Center. Numerous others suffered trauma symptoms and anxiety attacks.

A separate post written by Capital Barak Raz, a resident of Tel Aviv and the IDF's Judea and Samaria Division Spokesperson, quoted a tweet that stated bluntly, “Location of attack indicates Defense Ministry was a target.”

IDF Spokesperson Avital Leibovich noted in her own tweet that in the early 2000s, literally 50 percent of all suicide bombers in Israel were members of the Gaza's ruling Hamas terrorist organization.

Meanwhile, on the Facebook social networking site, a writer noted that the U.S.-based NBC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia, was focused far more on Israel's attacks on Gaza in its Operation Pillar of Defense counter terror offensive than the region's constant missile and mortar attacks on civilians in southern Israel.

"Israel has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight,” the newscaster was quoted as saying.

But the writer added her own comment: “Nothing about the bomb in Tel Aviv.”