The United States government “strongly” condemned the bombing of a bus near Tel Aviv.
“Violent acts targeting civilians are deplorable,” read the State Department statement late Sunday night, hours after the bus exploded in the coastal city of Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv. The bus had originated in Bnei Brak.
Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency arrested several Palestinians and an Arab Israeli for allegedly blowing up a bus in Tel Aviv.
The Shin Bet revealed that its agents had arrested the suspects, including an Arab Israeli, for the attack last week on a bus, Israeli media reported. The security service did not say how many suspects were arrested.
The Arab-Israeli suspect, a resident of Taibeh near Kfar Saba, placed the explosive device on the bus and notified his commander by phone, who set it off, the Shin Bet said.