The failed suicide bomber who attempted to blow herself up outside the Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale Adumim has been identified as a 31-year-old resident of an Arab neighborhood in the capital.
According to local sources she divides her time between the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukabar and the Jordan Valley city of Jericho, in the east.
A female terrorist previously unknown to Israeli security forces, she lit a gas balloon she carried in her car – not a bona fide explosive device – and expected it to do the job.
The makeshift bomb did explode, but not in the way she expected. She tried to leave the car as it went up in flames.
A search of the injured bomber after the attack revealed she had handwritten notes, supporting “martyrs.”
She was critically wounded in her attempt to carry out her attack, and is now lying in a bed at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.
The traffic police officer who blocked her from successfully reaching downtown Jerusalem to carry out her attack was admitted to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in good condition with second-degree burns on his face and upper body.