Israeli police say bomb attack thwarted in Jerusalem


JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they have apprehended a 20-year-old Palestinian who attempted to board the light rail in Jerusalem with explosives in his bag.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the man was standing at a train stop on Sunday when he aroused the suspicions of security guards, who searched his bag and found several pipe bombs inside. Police streamed to the area, closed off streets in downtown Jerusalem and shut down the light rail.

Palestinians have killed 34 Israelis and two visiting Americans since September, mainly in individual stabbing attacks, though gun violence is on the rise. At least 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, with most identified as assailants.

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