Palestinian Wounded in Jerusalem Bus Explosion Succumbs to His Wounds

A Palestinian man severely wounded in an explosion on a Jerusalem bus on Monday evening has succumbed to his wounds, a spokesperson for the Shaare Zedek hospital told Ma’an on Wednesday evening.

The spokesperson said the man has lost both of his legs and been severely burned in the blast which injured 20 other people. Although he had been operated, his did not survive his severe injuries, she added.

Soon afterwards, the Palestinian Ministry of Health declared that 19-year-old Abd al-Hamid Abu Srour, from the Aida refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank, had died of wounds sustained in the Jerusalem bus explosion two days earlier.

Israeli media reported that Abu Srour was suspected of being behind the explosion, although they did not substantiate the claim.

An explosive device detonated on an Israeli bus Monday evening in southern Jerusalem, causing a fire which spread to a nearby empty bus and a private vehicle.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the blast, which would be the first attack of its type in years.

(MAAN)

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