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Father of seriously injured teen: Son saw man taking photos of bus stop just before blast

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Israeli security forces gather at the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem on November 23, 2022 (Menahem KAHANA / AFP)
Israeli security forces gather at the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem on November 23, 2022 (Menahem KAHANA / AFP)

The father of one of the victims wounded in this morning’s bombing attack at the entrance of Jerusalem says his son saw a man take pictures of people waiting at the bus stop shortly before the explosion.

Speaking to the Ynet news site, Avi Biton says: “My son saw that before the attack, someone with an Arab appearance came and took pictures of the station at the entrance to the city, and after a few minutes there was an explosion.”

“He took pictures of the people at the bus stop and disappeared,” Biton adds.

Biton’s son is seriously wounded, according to hospital officials.

“My son was injured by a lot of shrapnel. He has one piece of shrapnel that is right in the skull, which cannot be removed, near a blood vessel. He has fractures in his vertebrae and pelvis, and bleeding in his stomach,” Biton says.

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