Second Israeli dies after being wounded in Jerusalem blasts
A man from Israel died Saturday after suffering injuries in the twin explosions that struck Jerusalem earlier in the week. This brings to two the death toll from the explosions Israeli police blamed on Palestinians.
Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, announced that Tadesse Tshome Ben Madeh had passed away. One of the blasts that struck the bus stops in the city left him critically injured.
The hospital stated that Shaare Zedek’s trauma and intensive care teams fought for his survival, but his injury was fatal.
The explosion took place near a bus stop at the edge of the city. About half an hour later, the second explosion occurred in Ramot in the city’s northern suburbs. Aryeh Shupak, 15, an Israeli-Canadian dual national, was headed to a Jewish seminary at the time that one of the blasts struck.
Another 17 Israelis were also injured by the blasts.
Although Palestinians have committed stabbings, car rammings , and shootings in recent times, bombing attacks are rarer than they were during the Palestinian uprising almost two decades ago.
The Jerusalem explosions were not caused by any Palestinian group.
Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have been rising for months amid nightly Israeli raids on the occupied West Bank, prompted by a series of deadly attacks against Israelis which killed 19 people in spring.
This year has seen more than 130 Palestinians killed by Israeli-Palestinian fighting on the West Bank and east Jerusalem. It makes 2022 the most deadly year since 2006. According to the Israeli army, most of those killed were militants. However, stone-throwing youths protesting Israeli invasions and other people not involved in confrontations were also killed.