(JERUSALEM POST) Following days of unnerving police silence, exacerbated by rampant media speculation amid a court-imposed gag order, the Shin Bet on Thursday finally confirmed the identity of the Palestinian terrorist who detonated a bomb on Egged bus No. 12 in Jerusalem on Monday.
The confirmation comes less than 24 hours after Hamas claimed responsibility, and lauded its operative, Abdel Hamid Abu Srour, 19, of Beit Jala near Bethlehem, for carrying out the attempted mass murder that wounded 20 men, women and children.
Srour died Wednesday night at the capital’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center following multiple surgeries after his legs were blown off in the explosion, which seriously wounded seven other passengers on Moshe Baram Street, a major thoroughfare in the southern portion of the city.
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