The initial police investigation into the attempted terrorist attack on a bus approaching Betar Illit on Thursday night was wrapped up on Friday.
According to the inquiry, the terrorist put the explosive device on the bus to set it off, killing many people within.
To remotely trigger the bomb, the terrorist got off the bus. Nonetheless, the bomb unexpectedly didn’t go off. As passengers noticed smoke coming from the bag, they called for security.
Bomb disposal specialists dismantled the device, and police searched for the terrorist spotted on surveillance cameras exiting the bus. The terrorist had left the town, police eventually discovered.
Chabad chasidim were astounded to learn that the location of the malfunctioning explosive device was precisely where the local Chabad emissaries had, for the first time, set up a tent to read the megilla throughout the day on Purim (on Yochanan Ben Zakai street).
When the explosive device failed to detonate, the emissaries claimed that over 1500 persons read the megilla during the day and until dusk. They said that this merit protected the city’s population.
ביתר עילית: מטען נפץ באוטובוס. בחסדי שמים אין נפגעים. האויב בתוכנו מסתובב בחופשיות. הפקרות. pic.twitter.com/kkCdYBefVQ
— תורת לחימה (@Torat_IDF) March 9, 2023