Jerusalem Bus-Bombing Terrorist Cell Arrested

Israeli firemen and emergency services check the remains of a burnt-out bus after extinguishing the flames following an explosion in Jerusalem on April 18, 2016.
MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty

Ynetnews reports: The Hamas cell that carried out the suicide attack on the Jerusalem public bus contained six militants and intended to carry out a series of terrorist attacks in and around Jerusalem, including suicide, shooting, and car-bombing attacks, it has been revealed in the Shin Bet investigation.

The cell specifically recruited Abed al-Hamid Abu Srour to carry out the suicide attack, and one of the cell’s members even helped him to write his will and filmed him before the attack.

A month following the suicide attack on bus number 12, additional details have been released by the Shin Bet following their investigation. The Jerusalem attack injured 20 civilians, and the 19-year-old bomber from Bethlehem was mortally wounded and later died from his wounds in the hospital.

Read more here

.