On a street that I know very well, in a place that I have been many times, a bomb exploded sending more than twenty-five innocent civilians, mostly between 15 and 30 years old, to the hospital. Terror has returned to Jerusalem.
The bombing took place on a busy street in between the Jerusalem Convention Center and the Central Bus Station. The street has many bus stops and is constantly busy.
Some reports indicate that the attack was a suicide bomber. Others say that a bomb was left in a phone booth and detonated once the terrorist had already left the scene. From what I can gather, it was a small explosive device, such as a pipe bomb, rather than the large bombs used throughout the Intifadas.
I will keep you updated as I learn more.