Thursday: A forensics officer works the scene of a suicide bombing in Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM â€” Eleven people were killed Thursday morning by a homicide bomber who blew himself up on a Jerusalem bus packed with students and Israeli soldiers. Dozens were hurt, and sandwiches and schoolbooks lay scattered in the street.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon convened his security Cabinet for an emergency meeting later Thursday.
Reuters reported that Hezbollah television, broadcasting from southern Lebanon, said that the military wing of Hamas claimed responsibility for the blast.
"The person who carried out the Jerusalem martyrdom operation is Nael Azmi Abu al-Hal of the [Izz el-Deen] al-Qassam Brigades," al-Manar television said. It gave no further details.
Is it still your land when your fathers sold it to the Jews for money? How many "Palestinians" are migrants from Egypt, Syria, Jordan and the other neighbouring countries? Most are not even Arabs. Yet Hammas and Islamic Jihad can con these young people into dying for land that never belonged to them. Some are even paid Iraqui military officers. It is easier to hit your target when you live that close. Some Iraquis are probably being sent to the US as well.