Israel Says Bedouin Arab Citizen Carried Out Bus Attack That Killed Soldier

October 19, 2015 11:42 AM

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Israel Says Bedouin Arab Citizen Carried Out Bus Attack That Killed Soldier

JERUSALEM — The gunman who carried out a deadly attack at a bus station in southern Israel over the weekend was a Bedouin Arab citizen of Israel from the area, the Israeli authorities said on Monday, a development that highlighted the unpredictable nature of the wave of attacks that is roiling Israel.

As diplomatic efforts began to try to rein in the violence, Secretary of State John Kerry said in Madrid on Monday that “clarity” was needed regarding the arrangements at a contested holy site in Jerusalem that is revered by Jews as the Temple Mount and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.

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