Skip to main content

Jerusalem bombs kill Israeli teenager, 2 Americans among wounded

Israel police are searching for the suspected Palestinian assailants who detonated two explosive devices this morning in two locations in Jerusalem, killing one civilian and wounding others.

Aryeh Shtsupak, 16, was killed this morning in Jerusalem as two explosions hit bus stops. More than 20 people were wounded, two critically, at the Givat Sha’ul entrance to Jerusalem and at the Jerusalem Ramot Junction in the two attacks that took place between 7 and 8 a.m. local time, a peak commuter hour. 

Two of the people injured are reportedly American citizens. US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides tweeted, "Sadly, I can now confirm that two US citizens were among those injured in today’s terror attacks in Jerusalem. As we head into Thanksgiving, I am grateful that they will recover. I pray for a peaceful holiday in the US, Jerusalem, or wherever you may be celebrating."

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.