A guerrilla grenade on Sunday (22 December) blasted a busload of American pilgrims touring the Holy Land for Christmas.
A guerrilla grenade on Sunday (22 December) blasted a busload of American pilgrims touring the Holy Land for Christmas. A 16-year-old girl was injured, and so was a villager who was repairing a car nearby.
The 17 pilgrims in the bus were from Jacksonville, Florida. As their bus turned away from a souvenir shop in jerusalem, a grenade exploded just in front of it.
The injured girl was hit in the leg and was taken to a nearby hospital to have the grenade fragments removed.
SYNOPSIS: A guerrilla bomb exploded in front of a bus carrying american tourists in Jerusalem on Sunday. A sixteen-year-old girl in the bus, and a villager repairing a car nearby were injured in the blast.
The girl was hurt in the leg and was taken to a nearby hospital, where fragments of the grenade were removed.
There were seventeen people on the bus ... all of them Baptist pilgrims and all of them from Jacksonville in Florida. They'd just visited the site where Lazarus was said to have been brought back from the dead by Jesus Christ. As the bus drew away from a souvenir shop, the grenade exploded in front of it, shattering the windows.
Later, police detained a number of suspects.
The pilgrims had been in the Holy Land only three days ... and after the explosion said all they wanted to do was to go home. The attack came only two days after a bomb injured twelve shoppers in the Jewish sector of Jerusalem.