Reports are just filtering in of a bus bombing in Jerusalem.  I’ll update as casualties and other information is reported.

This is not surprising.  Hamas several days ago launched dozens of mortars against Israel leading to a round of retaliation, and the Israeli Fogel family was murdered last week as they slept.  This is part of a coordinated effort to step up terror.  The anti-Israel U.N. resolution, which the U.S. very reluctantly vetoed, reflects a decision throughout the Palestinian factions, to increase conflict with Israel.

When you hear the usual suspects try to portray the bus bombing as a response to the death of four civilians in Gaza, keep in mind this report from the NY Times about how Gaza militants were firing mortars from the area in which the civilians died:

Relatives and neighbors [in Gaza] were unusually open about the fact that the Israeli mortar attack was an attempt to hit militants firing rockets from the nearby grove.

“We heard the sound of four mortars being fired by militants from a grove just beyond our house,” said Hassan, the older brother of Mohammed Harrara. “A few minutes later, the Israeli shells landed in the area.”

Updates:  Israel Matzav is live blogging the events.

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