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The separate explosions got here after a 16-year-old Palestinian was killed within the occupied West Financial institution by Israeli forces, in line with Palestinian officers.
Explosions close to two bus stops in Jerusalem have left at the very least 12 folks injured, in line with hospitals receiving the wounded.
Israeli police mentioned that the incidents on Wednesday are suspected of being a Palestinian assault.
The explosions got here hours after a Palestinian 16-year-old was killed by Israeli forces within the occupied West Financial institution metropolis of Nablus, in line with Palestinian officers.
The primary explosion in Jerusalem went off close to a bus station alongside a freeway main out of town that’s normally filled with commuters.
Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reported that there was then a managed explosion in a separate location, and that the explosions have been the primary Jerusalem had seen “in a few years”.
Yosef Haim Gabay, a medic who was on the scene when the blast occurred, instructed Military Radio that “there’s injury all over the place right here” and that a number of the wounded have been bleeding closely.
Two of the injured are reported to be in a crucial situation.
Whereas the trigger was nonetheless being decided, the incident got here as Israeli-Palestinian tensions are excessive, following months of Israeli raids within the occupied West Financial institution prompted by a spate of lethal assaults in opposition to Israelis that killed 19 folks.
Greater than 130 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli-Palestinian combating within the West Financial institution and east Jerusalem this yr, making 2022 the deadliest yr since 2006.
A minimum of 25 folks have additionally been killed on the Israeli facet.
Itamar Ben-Gvir, a far-right lawmaker who has known as for the dying penalty for Palestinian attackers and who is about to turn out to be the minister answerable for police within the nation’s new authorities, mentioned the assault gave him impetus to take a harder stance on Palestinian attackers.
“It’s time to take a tough line in opposition to terrorists, it’s time to make order,” he tweeted.
Hamas, the Palestinian group which guidelines the Gaza Strip and as soon as carried out suicide bombings in opposition to Israelis, praised the perpetrators of the assaults, calling it a heroic operation, however stopped wanting claiming duty.
“The occupation is reaping the worth of its crimes and aggression in opposition to our folks,”