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UAE Condemns Jerusalem Terror Bombings

Wed 23 Nov 2022 | 10:59 PM

On Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates issued a condemnation of today’s terror bombings in Jerusalem.

The UAE's embassy in Israel voiced its “sincere condolences to the victims and their loved ones.

“We wish a speedy recovery to all those injured,” it added.

Notably, two blasts went off near bus stops in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring at least 14, in what police said were suspected attacks by Palestinians.

One of the blasts went off near a bus stop on the edge of the city, where commuters usually crowd waiting for buses.

The twin blasts occurred amid the buzz of rush hour traffic and police closed part of a main highway leading out of the city, where the fist explosion went off.

The second blast went off in Ramot, a neighborhood in the city’s north.

Police said one person died from the wounds and Israel’s rescue service Magen David Adom said four people were seriously wounded in the blasts.

The apparent attacks came as Israeli-Palestinian tensions are high, following months of Israeli raids in the occupied West Bank prompted by a spate of deadly attacks against Israelis that killed 19 people.

There has been an uptick in recent weeks in Palestinian attacks.

The violence also comes as former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is holding coalition talks after national elections and is likely to form what’s expected to be Israel’s most right wing government.