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    A booby-trapped motor cycle blew up in a busy Jerusalem street on Monday night (3 May) injuring 30 people.

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    A booby-trapped motor cycle blew up in a busy Jerusalem street on Monday night (3 May) injuring 30 people.

    The explosion came shortly before sirens wailed throughout Israel to usher in a day of mourning for the dead of the country's wars. It set fire to two other parked motor cycles and three cars.

    According to Police, the blast was detonated by a timing mechanism in the side-car of the motor cycle which was parked on the street several hours earlier.

    Nine of the wounded were still being treated on Tuesday (4 May) but they were not badly injured. Only one man was reported in a serious condition.

    About 120 East Jerusalem and West Bank Arabs were detained for questioning. All but seven have been released.

    The bomb blast was clearly heard by dignitaries gathered at the Wailing Wall, Jewry's holiest shrine, where President Ephraim Katzir lit a memorial flame to mark the start of Remembrance Day.

    The bombing coincided with an Israeli clampdown on Arab unrest in the occupied West Bank of the Jordan.

    SYNOPSIS: A body-trapped motor cycle blew up in a busy Jerusalem street on Monday night shortly before sirens wailed throughout Israel to usher in a day of mourning for the dead of the country's wars. The explosion injured 30 people and set fire to two other parked motor cycles and three cars.

    According to Police, the blast was detonated by a timing device in the side-car of the motor-cycle which was parked on the shopping street several hours earlier.

    Nine of the wounded were still being treated the next morning but they were not badly injured. Only one man was reported in a serious condition. Police expressed regrets that after the explosion a group of jewish youths tried to take revenge for the blast on East Jerusalem Arabs. They used force to disperse the youths and detained two of them after three Arabs had been injured by sticks and stones.

    The bomb blast was clearly heard by dignitaries gathered at the Wailing Wall, Jewry's holiest shrine, where President Ephraim Katzir lit a memorial flame to mark the start of Remembrance Day.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAMUXXKENEYVMA2KLI0RZ6KF3Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMUXXKENEYVMA2KLI0RZ6KF3Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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