Terrorist Bomb Found, Dismantled

An explosive charge was found this morning in Jerusalem by an alert citizen on his way to a Shahrith (morning) prayer at the synagogue. The bomb was promptly dismantled by police. It was the second attempt by Arab terrorists within the last 72 hours to cause damage and casualties in Jerusalem.

It was about five o’clock in the morning when Israel Feuchtwanger, 39, spotted two electric wires connected to a brick-like object near the Mizrahi Bank in the Jewish quarter of Old Jerusalem. He kept the passersby away and called a police sapper who dismantled the bomb.

Feuchtwanger may be now one of the first Israelis to receive an IL 10,000 reward, announced recently by the Public Committee for Assistance and Prevention of Terrorist Acts. The prize is given to finders of explosive devices and IL 50,000 for information leading to the arrest of a terrorist.

The discovery of the bomb was not the only exciting event in Feuchtwanger’s life today. From the synagogue he was called home to take his pregnant wife, who was in labor, to the hospital, where she gave birth to their tenth child.

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