The Israeli authorities have already assessed that it was a coordinated attack, and the police are said to have assumed this as well.

The first explosion went off at a bus stop on the outskirts of Jerusalem, injuring 12 people. About half an hour later, another explosion rang out at the bus stop not far away. The bus was destroyed in it, and three people were injured.

Israeli Minister of Public Security Omer Bar-Lev he announced that the police had informed him of the “attacks”. Defense Minister Beni Ganc meanwhile, he is in contact with the head of the internal security service Shin Bet and the top of the Israeli army.

Violence in the area has escalated this year, particularly in the occupied West Bank, where Israeli police are conducting near-daily raids following a series of deadly attacks on Israeli targets.