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Photos: Bus bombing in central Tel Aviv; at least 17 wounded

At least seventeen people were wounded, two of them seriously, when a bomb blew up in a bus in central Tel Aviv earlier today. This was the first bus bombing in the city since 2006, and although several armed groups voiced support for the bombing, Israeli police were cautious not to assign direct responsibility even hours after the attack. Uncharacteristically for a conflict area more than accustomed to suicide bombings, the bomb appears to have been left on the bus and set off some time after the bomber or bombers left the vehicle. Police described the attack as “amateur-like.”

In Gaza, meanwhile, IDF navy and air force continued to bomb the city, striking another media building and killing 12 people by the late afternoon. Among the reported victims were a two-year-old child and a father with his two children.

Activestills has photos from the scene of the Tel Aviv bombing:

The aftermath of an explosion on a bus in central Tel Aviv, November 21, 2012. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)


Emergency services at the scene of an explosion on a bus with passengers on board. At least 17 people were injured in a blast on a bus in central Tel Aviv. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)


Emergency services at the scene of an explosion on a bus with passengers on board. At least 17 people were injured in a blast on a bus in central Tel Aviv. (photo: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)


Municipality workers cleaning the scene of explosion on a bus in central Tel Aviv. At least 17 people were injured in the blast. (photo: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)

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    1. j.p.

      date under photo says 2011

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      • Fixed! Thank you.

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    2. At some point, no matter what the present level of live conflict, some terrorism is inevitable. Even if the occupation began to withdraw, I suspect some terrorism would try to change that (imagined) map. I am not surprised this terrorism was not suicideal; it is not clear to me that the exacting group structure(s) needed for sustained suicide terrorism are presently active in the West Bank or in Israel.

      What I do think, however, is that if Palestinian nonviolent activists want to move forward in their own land they must condemn this act and any others that come; they must publicly show that they oppose violence of this degree as such, no matter the triggering hand.

      Nonviolence is as much a fight within the people one is supporting as well as with the faced external violence, structual or overt. This bombing must be as wrong as any death coused by IDF fire in the Bank, as happened yesterday. There can be no compromise on this principle if the occupation is to be faced. So this armchair outsider is convinced.

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      • The Trespasser

        >they must condemn this act and any others that come

        It won’t happen. Ever.

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        • I think it will come to happen. But, at least, perhaps you see the grave difficultly in nonviolence. You may think such deluded, wrong headed, but see that they risk living among the anger and sometimes hatred of their own.

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      • Vadim

        Condemn it?

        How about they’ll stop giving away candy and celebrate every time a Jew is murdered?

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