Scene of Jerusalem attack
Scene of Jerusalem attack Photo: TPS

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday condemned the double bombings in Jerusalem in which Aryeh Schupak, a 15-year-old Canadian yeshiva student, was murdered.

“Incredibly saddened to learn about the death of a young Canadian in the terrorist attack in Jerusalem. I’m sending his family and friends my deepest condolences. I’m also thinking of those who were injured. Canada condemns this violence in the strongest possible terms,” tweeted Trudeau.

Canada’s Foreign Ministry also condemned the Jerusalem attacks.

“Canada strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack in Jerusalem that claimed the life of a young Canadian and injured many others. Our hearts are with the victims' family, friends, Jewish communities & those affected by this tragic attack. We stand with the people of Israel,” it said in a tweet.

Pierre Poilievre, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the leader of the official opposition, wrote, “Horrified to hear of the terror attacks in Jerusalem this morning…Conservatives strongly condemn these heinous attacks. We stand with Israel at this dark time.”

A total of 19 people were injured in the two terrorist bombings in Jerusalem, with 12 victims treated after the first bombing, near the entrance to the city, and seven more after a second explosion was reported shortly afterwards at Ramot Junction.

Two of the victims, including Schupak, were rushed to the hospital in critical condition, with two others evacuated in serious condition.

After his arrival at the hospital, Schupak succumbed to his injuries.

Police believe both bombs, which were concealed in bags, were placed by a single terrorist, who remotely detonated the explosives.

The bags contained marbles and nails, increasing the amount of shrapnel produced in the explosions.