****Terrorist Attack in my neighborhood****
At least 3 Israelis killed, three seriously injured, in blast by suicide bomber near soldiers’ hitching-hiking station at northern Jerusalem French Hill road junction, scene of many former attacks. Tuesday, Israeli troops combed through Ramallah for terrorist cell just north of Jerusalem.
Right now I've heard maybe 5-6 amulances make their way to Haddasa Hospital which neighbors my dorms, as well as hear helicopters circling over head. I have no details other than what I've read online. I didn't even know there was a bombing until a friend called to see if I was OK. I was in the vacinity of the attack yesterday afternoon at about the same time. Keeping you updated all afternoon from Jerusalem.
Updated: FoxNews reporting the bomber was a woman.
Updated: The two victims of Wednesday’s Palestinian bombing attack in N. Jerusalem’s French Hill junction were Israeli Border Police officers, Mamoya Tahayo, 20, from Rehovoth and Menashe Komemi, 19, from Moshav Aminadav near Jerusalem. Thirty-three Israelis were injured, one critically.
The suicide bomber, Zeinev Ali Issa, 19 from Askar camp in Nablus, spent last days in Ramallah, seat of Arafat’s Palestinian Authority, preparing for jointly sponsored Fatah-Hamas terrorist attack. She arrived veiled on foot, blew herself up when challenged by the Border Guard officers outside crowded hitch-hiking station.
Straight after attack, Israeli forces drove into central Ramallah’s al Manar Square in fresh sweep for Palestinian terror cells for second straight day.
Rising number of Palestinian female bombers, 8 of whom perpetrated terrorist attacks from all mainstream Palestinian organizations, 40 captured.