Second Israeli dies after being wounded in Jerusalem blasts
An Israeli man died Saturday from wounds he sustained in twin blasts that hit Jerusalem earlier this week, bringing the number of dead to two from the explosions which Israeli police blamed on Palestinians.
Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem announced that Tadesse Teshome Ben Madeh had died. One of the blasts that struck the bus stops in the city left him critically injured.
“The trauma and intensive care teams of Shaare Zedek fought for his life, but unfortunately his injury was very fatal,” the hospital said.
The first explosion occurred Wednesday near a typically crowded bus stop on the edge of the city. About half an hour later, the second explosion occurred in Ramot in the city’s northern suburbs. One of the blasts immediately killed Aryeh Schupak, 15, a dual Israeli-Canadian national who was heading to a Jewish seminary when the blast went off.
The blasts also wounded about 17 Israelis.
While Palestinians have carried out stabbings, car rammings and shootings in recent years, bombing attacks have been very rare since the end of a Palestinian uprising nearly two decades ago.
No Palestinian group claimed responsibility for the Jerusalem explosions.
Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have been surging for months, amid nightly Israeli raids in the occupied West Bank prompted by a spate of deadly attacks against Israelis that killed 19 people in the spring.
More than 130 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli-Palestinian fighting in the West Bank and east Jerusalem this year, making 2022 the deadliest year since 2006. According to the Israeli army, most of those killed were militants. However, stone-throwing youths protesting Israeli invasions and others not involved with confrontations were also killed.
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