was struck by bombers who targeted a bus within the city limits. 21 people were injured, the most seriously injured were teenagers. None of the injuries are expected to be life-threatening.
The United States and France were among the first to condemn the
attack, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is in the region to help
revive the stalled ceasefire efforts, offered whatever assistance
Israel needs. The attack was widely praised in the West Bank–where the
attack reportedly originated–and in Gaza, where it was ‘blessed‘ by Hamas. The al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, which is linked to Fatah in the West Bank, took responsibility for the attack.