Allah is glorified yet again: one killed and fourteen wounded at a bus stop. From AP:
JERUSALEM – A female Palestinian suicide bomber blew herself up near a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing one person and wounding at least 14 others, Israeli authorities said.
The explosion occurred at a busy intersection in French Hill, a Jewish neighborhood close to the West Bank. The neighborhood has been attacked by suicide bombers in the past.
The Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, a violent group loosely linked to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the attack in a phone call to The Associated Press.
Moshe Suissa of the Jerusalem fire department said the attacker tried to approach a hitchhiking post used by Israeli soldiers when a border police officer spotted her.
“He tried to stop her and she blew up,” Suissa told Channel Two television.
The blast destroyed the bus stop, leaving shards of glass scattered in the road as the smell of burnt rubber wafted in the air.
Israeli rescue workers reported one dead and 14 wounded, at least one in serious condition.
It was the first Palestinian suicide bombing since Aug. 31, when a pair of attackers killed 16 people in the southern city of Beersheba, and the first to strike Jerusalem since Feb. 22.
Palestinian militants have staged more than 100 suicide bombings inside Israel during four years of fighting. Women have carried out at least eight of the attacks.