Jerusalem bus after the attack
The terrorist who set off a bomb on the 12 line bus injuring 21 people, Abd al-Hamid Abu Srur, died of his wounds at Sha'are Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem Wednesday.
Hamas claimed the terrorist, a 19 year old Palestinian from the Aida refugee camp next to Bethlehem, as one of their operatives.
Hamas made its announcement through its spokesman in Bethlehem. The operative's name is currently under gag order.
Due to the fact that the Palestinian man was injured along with others in the blast, he wasn't immediately recognized as the terrorist responsible for the attack. This led investigators to initially believe that the explosion was the work of a suicide bomber, as a body could not be found.
Over 100 members of the terrorist's family are handing out sweets and singing songs of praise in light of the fact that he became a martyr and because he carried out a successful attack against Israeli citizens.
Additionally, a cousin of the terrorist was killed in a riot attacking Israeli security forces three months ago.
Hamas martyrdom poster for Abd al-Hamid Abu Srur, the terrorist responsible for bus attack in J'lem