Deadly Bus Bomb Strikes Jerusalem

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BY ALYSSA CARTEE You're watching multisoruce world news analysis from Newsy A bomb outside a crowded ...
BY ALYSSA CARTEE You're watching multisoruce world news analysis from Newsy A bomb outside a crowded bus station in Jerusalem kills at least one and injures more than 30. CNN spoke with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat - who suggests the attack was an isolated incident. “Israel and Jerusalem have been relatively safe lately and hopefully we will find the roots of this cowardly person who created this terrorist attack and bring him to trial and justice.” A Washington Post correspondent spoke with MSNBC and pointed out violence has been escalating around the Gaza Strip for a week now. “While there hasn't been any link directly, keep in mind this attack comes amid a sharp escalation in tensions between Israel and Hamas and the Gaza Strip with rockets falling in Israel, the cities last night and the day before and Israel responding with motor shelling and other kinds of activity. Eight Palestinians were killed yesterday including four civilians and four militants. Things are definitely, attentions are increased sharply in the last 24 hours.” Israeli newspaper columnists think the violence is a sign of a possible lengthy conflict between Israel and Hamas. (A writer for Haaretz says...) “What began as a local escalation is steadily transforming into a broader conflict that the sides will apparently have difficulty stopping, though it's doubtful either side has an interest in reaching that point.” AFP reports Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning a - quote - “exchange of blows” might be necessary to stop the escalating violence. But the Jerusalem Post spoke with Jerusalem police chief David Cohen who believes the attack does not necessarily suggest future violence. “Cohen said that he did not believe that the attack represented a move backwards towards the years of terror attacks, but said that the Israel and Jerusalem Police are fully prepared for any situation.” Mr. Netanyahu delayed a planned trip to Russia in response to the attack. According to AP- both Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad have publicly condemned the attacks. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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