Security intercepts Palestinian bomber boarding Jerusalem light rail

view videoCatastrophe averted when a Palestinian ‪‎terrorist‬ was captured by the train’s alert security guards as he boarded a Jerusalem light rail with hidden explosive devices.

By Yedidya Ben-Or


A bomb scare near the Jerusalem light rail shut down much of central Jerusalem Sunday morning.

An Arab passenger boarding the light rail near the intersection of Yafo and King George aroused the suspicions of the train’s security guards, who questioned the man in an attempt to discern whether he posed a threat.

During the conversation, the man claimed he was carrying an explosive device in his bag. Security guards then detained the man, who was handed over to Jerusalem police for interrogation.

Police close off road to disarm bomb on Jerusalem light rail – Photo: Alona Cohen

Police shut down portions of Yafo and King George streets in the capital to traffic. Light rail train service was also suspended.

The police bomb squad was called to the scene to handle the man’s bag, which was revealed to contain a number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

The suspect is a Palestinian Authority resident in his 20s.


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