The 19-year-old Palestinian man who carried out the bus bombing in Jerusalem died Wednesday as a result of his injuries and was hailed a ‘martyr’ by the terror group Hamas for the attack. Israeli police identified the bomber as Abdel Hameed Abu Srour, a resident of the West Bank city of Beit Jala, whom Hamas stated was a member of their group, but stopped short of claiming responsibility for the bombing that injured 20 and now its first fatality (besides the bomber, an unnamed victim of the bombing succumbed to his wounds and passed on Wednesday).
Israeli police stated they had arrested Hamas members who are ‘suspected of planning and executing the attack, which was reminiscent of the grisly suicide bombings that hit Jerusalem and other cities during the Palestinian uprising over a decade ago.‘ This bombing is the latest in a seven-month long wave of assaults by Palestinians that include, stabbings, shootings, car ramming attacks and suicide bombings; the result of which caused the deaths of 28 Israelis and two Americans. Roughly 190 Palestinians, whom are identified as the attackers, have been killed during the same time.
This ‘martyred’ 19 year old’s family will more than likely receive a monetary ‘gift’ from the Islamic Republic of Iran for his cowardly act. Is this enough to convince the White House that Israel must have U.S. support 100% across the board now that Hamas admitted its ties to this bomber and Iran is paying the families of ‘martyrs?’ Or will this just fall on deaf ears regardless?
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