Pipe bomb in garbage bag blows up in worker´s hand (HAŽARETZ NEWS) By Nir Hasson 03/07/11)
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A small pipe bomb hidden in a garbage bag exploded as a Jerusalem
sanitation worker was holding it yesterday, and as of press time
surgeons were working to keep him from losing a finger.
Police said the bomb was intended for use by terrorists.
The sanitation worker, a 17-year-old resident of Jabal Mukkaber, was
listed in moderate condition at Hadassah University Hospital, Ein
The explosion took place near the entrance to Har Homa, as the man
lifted the bag from a traffic island on Hebron Road in order to toss
it into a nearby dumpster.
He was treated on the scene by a passing paramedic, Raphael Herbst.
"I was driving by in the morning with my wife and son to take him to
preschool," said Herbst. "Suddenly I saw somebody lying down,
wounded, on the traffic island. I got out with the equipment I keep
in the car. I stopped the bleeding and we bandaged him. He was fully
conscious and screaming that he was in pain.
Before the sanitation worker was taken to the hospital, a police
sapper checked him to make sure he was not planning a terror attack
and did not have other explosives on him.
Additional details about the police investigation are under gag
This is the second work-related accident to befall Jerusalem
sanitation workers in the last few days.
On Thursday a 38-year-old sanitation worker from East Jerusalem was
killed when a garbage bin fell on him and hit him in the head. (©
Copyright 2011 Ha´aretz 03/07/11)
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