Israeli police call blast on Tel Aviv Bus 'terrorist attack'

Israeli bus bomb blastAn explosion aboard an empty Israeli bus near Tel Aviv on Sunday that did not kill anyone was a “terrorist attack,” police said.

“After examining the explosives retrieved from the scene, we have concluded that this was a terrorist attack,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.

“An investigation has been opened and our forces have been deployed in the area to try to identify suspects,” he added.

Police had said earlier that a sapper was examining a suspicious object found on the empty bus in the seaside town of Bat Yam when it exploded, but was unhurt.

The driver of the bus had spotted an unattended bag on board, stopped the vehicle and ordered passengers to disembark, Rosenfeld said.

But bus company Dan said the driver had been tipped off by a passenger.

“The passenger opened the backpack and saw wires,” news website Ynet quoted Dan spokesman Eitan Fiksman as saying.

The authorities had initially suggested the attack might have been connected to an often violent power struggle among gangsters in the Bat Yam area.

“We urge the public to be particularly vigilant on public transport including buses and trains, and in shopping centres in of case other attempted attacks,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP.

The last bombing to target Israeli public transport was in November last year, when a blast hit a crowded commuter bus as it passed the Israeli defence ministry in Tel Aviv during rush hour, injuring 17 people.

In 2011 an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem ripped through a bus, killing a British tourist and wounding 30 other people.

Israel said the 2011 and November 2012 blasts were the work of Palestinian militants.

In an October 2013 West Bank raid, Israeli troops killed Islamic Jihad militant Mohammed Assi, described by the army as the “planner” of the 2012 Tel Aviv bus bomb, in a firefight.

AFP

  • The real lebanese

    Terrorism has downgraded from the twin towers to the average Israeli bus.

  • The real lebanese

    Terrorism has downgraded from the twin towers to the average Israeli bus.

  • doron

    1 week ago, during the storm, they asked and recieved from israel an urgent supply of pumps and disel.
    this is their thankyou note

    • Doron, it takes one match stick to start the largest of fires and only one terrorist to blow up a bus! I say give them more diesel and whatever else to give them comfort !! not all of them participated in the making of this explosion.

      • The real lebanese

        Hamas and Fatah are their governments, and they have made remarks in the past of obliteration to Israel. Its hard not to connect the two. Even if they didnt order a man to blow up the bus, its the ideologies they are instilling into their people.

      • doron

        i agree with you about that most are not violent crasy killers.most would rather live their lives unharmed and in peace.
        i only pointed the absourd and duplicity in palistinian approch to israel:
        on the one hand they are totaly commited to the destruction of israel. on the other hand, they are totaly depended on israel
        the israeli gov agrees with you as well.the israeli problem has always been how to fight the terrorists whille leaving civilians out of it.

  • doron

    1 week ago, during the storm, they asked and recieved from israel an urgent supply of pumps and disel.
    this is their thankyou note

    • Doron, it takes one match stick to start the largest of fires and only one terrorist to blow up a bus! I say give them more diesel and whatever else to give them comfort !! not all of them participated in the making of this explosion.

      • The real lebanese

        Hamas and Fatah are their governments, and they have made remarks in the past of obliteration to Israel. Its hard not to connect the two. Even if they didnt order a man to blow up the bus, its the ideologies they are instilling into their people.

      • doron

        i agree with you about that most are not violent crasy killers.most would rather live their lives unharmed and in peace.
        i only pointed the absourd and duplicity in palistinian approch to israel:
        on the one hand they are totaly commited to the destruction of israel. on the other hand, they are totaly depended on israel
        the israeli gov agrees with you as well.the israeli problem has always been how to fight the terrorists whille leaving civilians out of it.

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    Very questionable incident, anyway whoever the culprit they are evil cowards

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    Very questionable incident, anyway whoever the culprit they are evil cowards

  • cook

    The religion of peace strikes again

    • bypest

      Jews leave West Europe after the mythical “Shoah:” unprecedented peace and stability on the continent

      Jews arrive in the Middle East: Wars, death, and destruction

      Hitler’s biggest mistake was supporting Jewish emigration to what became known as the state of Israel. He thought a Jewish exodus from Europe would essentially make them get off the political stage; it has not happened as such, they continue to plague the world in this regard. Indeed he thought of Madagascar as the ideal place for them but the war impeded proper removal there.

      • doron

        1. my family deported from Iraq not the mistical Europe
        2. if it’s that much of a plague how do you portray the muslim invasion of europe? i mean, i heard of “west eurpe jews” before but i never heard of a “west europe muslim” pre WWII
        3. hitler support of jewish emigration was limited to the short years of early 1930’s and only the wealthy ones were allowed to buy their freedom, the rest were sent to getho
        4. i don’t mind you convercing with the voices in your head, just don’t repeat it on the outside

        • Wherever you ended up doron its better that you are not in Iraq, sometimes good is born from bad things happening to us.

        • bypest

          Well, it goes back the other way. European colonialism, which continues to this day unofficially, after the destruction of the Ottomans, is what messed up this region; the Middle East was not allowed to develop properly in this power vacuum.

          The Muslim penetrations into Europe constituted natural warfare, man for man on the battlefield. This is very different than hooknosed Jews penetrating the administrative and financial hubs of the nation, pillaging it from within. A large Polish army could stop the Turks from entering Vienna, but what can stop those behind the curtain?

          Not accurate, in regards to Hitler. By the beginning of the war, 3/4+ of German Jews had left either willingly or under coercion. What do you mean “buy their freedom?” Are you claiming there existed a camp network before the war in Germany? Not even Holoco$t historians believe so. Hitler was eager to allow the Jews simply to leave his country; those “death camps” in occupied Poland, which were more correctly work camps very much like Stalin’s Gulags, were for foreign political enemies (foreign Jews, Communists, etc.) There were no ghettos in Germany, they were located in the occupied territories since Germany barely had any Jews left due to this emigration.

          In any case, since I do not want to debate Hitler’s motives, the war was what brought the ghettos and the concentration camps. Prior to it, Hitler very much facilitated the rise of “Israel.” So many of the Zionist leaders of the 20th century were of German origin.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            You need to stop talking the truth, they will unleash the hounds of hell onto your ass. They have spent years teaching and conditioning the world to see things how it wasn’t and now you could find yourself as a convicted denier so be careful. Its a blasphemy today to express your opinion against the opinion that has been made official by the likes of speilberg and company.

          • bypest

            It is incredible how a historical event cannot be questioned in much of the “free” world. It is the job of the historian to critique and he can do so on so many controversial topics except the holocaust, of which dissenting literature is treated like a hot potato amongst publishing firms.

            The points holocaust critics write of certainly do have validity and should be debated in literature instead of simply burned as heretical. They are denounced as “deniers” as if they are denying that people died, a strawman fallacy.

          • doron

            a. the ME nations were left to determin their own fate, i wish nations and people in mid-east would stop pointing fingers and start taking responsibility for their actions
            you always blame:israel/usa/europe but i never saw a genuine addmition of one’s mistakes and an effort to improve (e.g: israel has and still does that )
            b. what is nutral warfare? post WWII there was a vacume of population due to the number af casaulties in europe- this vacume was filled by emigrans, mostly arabs which are regarded today at some europian circles as an invasion and a plague (i only say this in response to you calling jews a plague)
            c. jews were not allowed to travel or have a passport UNLESS they were really wealthy and could buy the travel priviledge, and this also stoped prior to 1939.ones that didn’t have the money (around 220k german jews) perished in the death camps (true -poland not germany)
            in any case, there is no doubt hitler “helped” building the jewish state but never intentionally.
            had he been buried he would be turning in his grave due to jews survival

          • bypest

            a. More like left in the dust. It is only now that nations like Turkey and Iran are rising out of it, both relatively homogenous nations unlike the heterogenous counterparts of Syria and Irak overrun with ethnic violence. The latter two had their borders drawn by whom? France and Britain. The latter two are in a de facto state of war under the auspices of whom? You can guess the regional players at fault.

            b. I didn’t know of what invasion you were speaking of. This issue with immigration to Europe of Arabs and other foreigners has its roots with general population decline; Europe is so progressive that it is killing itself. I wonder who influences European women to think of men as pigs and not marry? Just look at who gives the woman those horrendous talk shows on television like the view, who leads the feminist movement and you will have your answer. When it comes to this plague that Europeans are experiencing, they should not blame the immigrants as they are but a symptom of a broken society.

            c. It is said that half of German Jews had left Germany by the Crystal night and that half of the remaining half left after it. Hitler’s legacy in his own country was forming a successful state without Jewish “genius” in finance; he kicked the Rothschild dynasty right out and succeeded in economically monopolizing East Europe before his armies even set foot there. Hitler may not have succeeded in completely purging Jewry at that, but this does not mean that the fight is over. I subscribe to the view that the world is heading for another dark age, for it is hard to see who will lead the world after the West inevitably collapses, and the Jews will not be taken to very kindly in this upcoming era is what I can guarantee.

          • doron

            you brought alot of intersting ideas for discusion
            unfortunatly it’s too long for 1 thread 🙂
            pick one and lets talk
            and i’m completly honest on this.

          • cook

            Palestinians are invented people, there’s your answer

  • Heraclitus

    The religion of peace strikes again

    • bypest

      Jews leave West Europe after the mythical “Shoah:” unprecedented peace and stability on the continent

      Jews arrive in the Middle East: Wars, death, and destruction

      Hitler’s biggest mistake was supporting Jewish emigration and what became known as the state of Israel. He thought letting the Jews emigrate would essentially make them go away; it has not happened as such.

      • doron

        1. my family deported from Iraq not the mistical Europe
        2. if it’s that much of a plague how do you portray the muslim invasion of europe? i mean, i heard of “west eurpe jews” before but i never heard of a “west europe muslim” pre WWII
        3. hitler support of jewish emigration was limited to the short years of early 1930’s and only the wealthy ones were allowed to buy their freedom, the rest were sent to getho
        4. i don’t mind you convercing with the voices in your head, just don’t repeat it on the outside

        • Wherever you ended up doron its better that you are not in Iraq, sometimes good is born from bad things happening to us.

        • bypest

          Well, it goes back the other way. European colonialism, which continues to this day unofficially, after the destruction of the Ottomans is what messed up this region. It was not allowed to develop properly.

          Not accurate, in regards to Hitler. By the beginning of the war, 3/4+ of German Jews had left either willingly or under coercion. What do you mean “buy their freedom?” Are you claiming there existed camps before the war? Not even Holoco$t historians believe so.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            You need to stop talking the truth, they will unleash the hounds of hell onto your ass. They have spent years teaching and conditioning the world to see things how it wasn’t and now you could find yourself as a convicted denier so be careful. Its a blasphemy today to express your opinion against the opinion that has been made official by the likes of speilberg and company.

          • bypest

            It is incredible how a historical event cannot be questioned in much of the “free” world. It is the job of the historian to critique and he can do so on so many controversial topics except the holocaust, of which dissenting literature is treated like a hot potato amongst publishing firms.

          • doron

            a. the ME nations were left to determin their own fate, i wish nations and people in mid-east would stop pointing fingers and start taking responsibility for their actions
            you always blame:israel/usa/europe but i never saw a genuine addmition of one’s mistakes and an effort to improve (e.g: israel has and still does that )
            b. what is nutral warfare? post WWII there was a vacume of population due to the number af casaulties in europe- this vacume was filled by emigrans, mostly arabs which are regarded today at some europian circles as an invasion and a plague (i only say this in response to you calling jews a plague)
            c. jews were not allowed to travel or have a passport UNLESS they were really wealthy and could buy the travel priviledge, and this also stoped prior to 1939.ones that didn’t have the money (around 220k german jews) perished in the death camps (true -poland not germany)
            in any case, there is no doubt hitler “helped” building the jewish state but never intentionally.
            had he been buried he would be turning in his grave due to jews survival

          • bypest

            a. More like left in the dust. It is only now that nations like Turkey and Iran are rising out of it, both relatively homogenous nations unlike the heterogenous counterparts of Syria and Irak overrun with ethnic violence. The latter two had their borders drawn by whom? France and Britain. The latter two are in a de facto state of war under the auspices of whom? You can guess the regional players at fault.

            b. I didn’t know of what invasion you were speaking of. This issue with immigration to Europe of Arabs and other foreigners has its roots with general population decline; Europe is so progressive that it is killing itself. I wonder who influences European women to think of men as pigs and not marry? Just look at who gives the woman those horrendous talk shows on television like the view, who leads the feminist movement and you will have your answer. When it comes to this plague that Europeans are experiencing, they should not blame the immigrants as they are but a symptom of a broken society.

            c. It is said that half of German Jews had left Germany by the Crystal night and that half of the remaining half left after it. Hitler’s legacy in his own country was forming a successful state without Jewish “genius” in finance; he kicked the Rothschild right out and succeeded in economically monopolizing East Europe before his armies even set foot there. Hitler may not have succeeded in completely purging Jewry at that, but this does not mean that the fight is over. I subscribe to the view that the world is heading for another dark age, for it is hard to see who will lead the world after the West inevitably collapses, and the Jews will not be taken to very kindly in this upcoming era is what I can guarantee.

          • doron

            you brought alot of intersting ideas for discusion
            unfortunatly it’s too long for 1 thread 🙂
            pick one and lets talk
            and i’m completly honest on this.

          • Heraclitus

            Palestinians are invented people, there’s your answer