The Hamas terrorist group confirmed Thursday the 19-year-old Arab who died in a Jerusalem hospital after bombing a bus Monday in the capital was a bona fide member of the Gaza entity.
He was identified by the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health as Abdul Hamid Abu Srour, according to the Al Qassam website.
“Hamas movement in Bethlehem mourned the martyr and said that he is one of its members in the city,” according to Arab media and the website of the Izz a-Din al-Qassam military wing of the Hamas terrorist group.
Al Qassam.ps website reported the bomber “lost his legs in the bombing and was severely burnt” before he died of his wounds.
Twenty-one people were injured Monday (April 18, 2016) when a terrorist bomb exploded on an Egged bus on Moshe Bar’am Street near Hebron Road in Jerusalem. Two of the victims, a man, 30, and a woman, 28, were critically injured. Six people were seriously wounded and the rest sustained minor injuries, including two children ages 10 and 12.
As a result of the initial explosion on the empty bus, a second bus nearly — which carried passengers — and a private car caught fire. Eight victims were evacuated to Sha’are Zedek Medical Center and the rest to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. Magen David Adom emergency response teams said the victims suffered burns, smoke inhalation and cuts.Hana Levi Julian