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2 US citizens injured in Jerusalem during deadly terror attack, ambassador says

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Two US citizens were among the injured after a pair of explosions rocked two bus stops in Jerusalem during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, the US ambassador to Israel confirmed.

The bombs injured at least 18 victims and killed a Canadian-Israeli teenager in what Israeli police said were attacks by Palestinians.

“Sadly, I can now confirm that two American citizens were among those injured in today’s terror attacks in Jerusalem,” Ambassador. Tom Nides tweeted. “As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I’m thankful they’re on the mend. I pray for a peaceful holiday in the US, Jerusalem or wherever they are celebrating.”

The first explosion occurred shortly after 7 a.m. local time at a crowded bus station. Israeli police suspect that a bag of explosives was detonated remotely.

WHITE HOUSE CONDEMNS TERRORIST ATTACKS ON JERUSALEM, MOURNING LOSS OF LIFE

Members of the Zaka Rescue and Recovery team clean blood from the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem, Wednesday, November 23, 2022.
(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

The second erupted about half an hour later in Ramot, a settlement in the north of the city. Police said one person died from their injuries and at least three were seriously injured in the blasts.

Police, who were searching for the suspected attackers, said their initial findings showed that shrapnel-laden explosive devices were planted at the two sites. Police said they sent additional officers to the city after the explosions.

WHITE HOUSE CONDEMNS TERRORIST ATTACKS ON JERUSALEM, MOURNING LOSS OF LIFE

Israeli police inspect the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem, Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

Israeli police inspect the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem, Wednesday, November 23, 2022.
(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

The victim who died was identified as 15-year-old Aryeh Schupak, who was on her way to a Jewish seminary when the explosion went off, according to a notice announcing her death. Schupak was also a Canadian citizen, according to Canada’s ambassador to Israel, Lisa Stadelbauer.

Israeli police inspect the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem, Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Two explosions occurred near bus stops in Jerusalem, killing one person and injuring at least 14, in what which the Israeli police said was suspected.  Palestinian attacks.

Israeli police inspect the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem, Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Two explosions occurred near bus stops in Jerusalem, killing one person and injuring at least 14, in what which the Israeli police said was suspected. Palestinian attacks.
(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

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Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said Israel would track down the attackers.

“They can run, they can hide, it won’t help them,” he said in a statement. “We will punish them to the fullest extent of the law.”

Ronn Blitzer of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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