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Bomber was Palestinian Authority Policeman

The perpetrator of the suicide bombing on Thursday morning in Jerusalem was ‘Ali Munir Yousuf Jihara, a policeman in the Palestinian Authority, and a member of Al-Aq’sa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of Fatah.

Jihara was from the Ayda refugee camp near Bethlehem, according to the Al-Jazeera website.

Jihara’s uncle, Jihad Jihara, was one of 13 Palestinians expelled to European countries after a siege at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity in May 2002, Al-Jazeera reported.

Ten people were killed in the bombing, which gutted a bus in the Rehavia neighborhood of Jerusalem near the official residence of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.