Israeli wounded in Jerusalem bus stop bombings dies

Jerusalem hospital announces death of 50-year old Tadesa Tashuma, critically injured by a remotely activated explosive device placed by unknown terrorists still on the lam

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An Israeli wounded in rare bombings to hit Jerusalem earlier this week died Saturday, the hospital treating him announced, the latest casualty as violence surges in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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  • Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek hospital announced the death of 50-year old Tadesa Teshuma "who was fatally wounded in an attack at the entrance to Jerusalem."
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    טדסה טשומה
    טדסה טשומה
    Tadesa Tashuma
    (Photo: Courtesy of family )
    Aryeh Shchupak, a16-year-old Israeli-Canadian was also killed in Wednesday's twin blasts, which hit bus stops frequented by ultra-Orthodox Jews at the city's western exit.
    25 others were wounded, medics said, in the first bombings to hit the contested city since 2016 according to Israel's Shin Bet domestic security agency.
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    זירת הפיגוע בירושלים
    זירת הפיגוע בירושלים
    Aftermath of a bomb blast in Jerusalem earlier in the week
    (Photo: Alex Kolomoisky)
    A security source told AFP the explosives were detonated remotely and no group has claimed the attacks, which were celebrated by Palestinian militant group Hamas.
    The bombings come amid a spike in violence, which has claimed the lives of six Israelis and 14 Palestinians this month across Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.
    Israeli security forces remain on high alert and on Saturday police briefly closed a main road in Jerusalem, not far from the site of the bombings, due to a suspicious package. The incident turned out to be a false alarm, police said.
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    כוחות המשטרה וחבלנים באיזור החפץ החשוד
    כוחות המשטרה וחבלנים באיזור החפץ החשוד
    Jerusalem police block main road after suspicious package found
    (Photo: Police spokesperson)
    Much of the recent violence has centered on the West Bank, where more than 125 Palestinians have been killed this year according to an AFP tally.
    At least 26 Israelis have also been killed in attacks across Israel and the Palestinian territories.
    The dead have included Israeli troops, Palestinian militants and civilians on both sides including multiple children.

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