Israel Declares Terror Attack After Twin Bus Bombing Kills Teen, Injures At Least 18

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A twin bus bombing in Jerusalem, Israel, Wednesday killed a teenage Israeli-Canadian resident and injured several others, including two Americans.

The 7 a.m. attack, alleged carried out by Palestinians, killed 15-year-old Canadian national Aryeh Schupak, and ostensibly injured 18 others, Fox News reported. Two Americans were hurt in the brutal bombing, according to the outlet.

“As we head into Thanksgiving, I am grateful that they will recover,” U.S.-Israeli Ambassador Tom Nides tweeted. “I pray for a peaceful holiday in the U.S., Jerusalem, or wherever you may be celebrating.”

The incursion marks the first bombing on Israeli soil in years, Axios noted, and shares characteristics with the Second Infanada bombing from 20 years ago, which killed fifteen people, including two Americans. The first bomb went off at a bus station, killing Schupake, before a second explosion ignited shortly after, which lightly injured two people. Israeli police officials said both bombs were built in a professional way and ignited remotely using a mobile phone, the outlet reported.

Police say the alleged terrorists used shrapnel-laden bombs in both instances, Fox News noted.

Though no agency or group has taken credit for the attack, Israeli police and the Shin Bet intelligence agencies believe that a terror organization planned and orchestrated the attacks, according to Axios.

“They can run. They can hide- but it won’t help them: the security forces will reach them,” Israel Prime Minister Yair Lapid stated.