Bomb Exploded at ‘Blast of a Kiosk’
Wednesday’s terrorist bomb attack in Jerusalem detonated next to the “Blast of a Kiosk,” re-named after a 1993 suicide bombing that destroyed it.
The kiosk owner’s brother-in-law saved dozens Wednesday by keeping them away as he called police to report a suspicious object. It blew up in the middle of the conversation.
Kiosk owner Shimshon Moshe said that he asked his brother-in-law to take his place a short time before the explosion, which killed a 59-year-old woman and seriously wounded two others, including the brother-in-law.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said that Moshe's brother-in-law noticed a suspicious bag at a nearby public telephone and warned people to keep their distance as he telephoned police to report the suspicious object. It contained a four-pound bomb and exploded in the middle of the conversation.