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Published:March 23rd, 2011 10:56 EST

Breaking News: Bomb Blast in Jerusalem Carried Out by Hamas?

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Twenty five people injured in the explosion.  The bomb blast occurred at a bus station and it is unknown whether or not this was a suicide attack.  It is also unknown at this time who is responsible for the attack.  This is the first such bombing of this type in Israel over the past seven years. 

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu promised that action against militants would be swift and decisive.

"I was on my way to work and heard an explosion come from behind me. I ran toward one street over and saw smoke and people lying on the ground," said one bystander.

Reports state that 25 people have been injured and according to hospital officials, 15 of them serious.  No deaths have been reported so far.

It is unclear at this time whether or not this attack was in response to the US hostilities in Libya.

To read more about the crisis in Libya: Robert Gates Cites Efforts to Avoid Civilian Casualties in Libya