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Bomb Explodes in Beersheba Market

A bomb blast in Beersheba’s crowded open-air market injured two people Monday.

One of them, a 68-year-old recent immigrant from the Soviet Union, was hospitalized for what were described as moderate leg wounds. A woman was treated on the spot for cuts and sent home.

The market and surrounding area were sealed off as police searched for the perpetrators. About 30 Arabs were detained for questioning.

The market was jammed with last-minute shoppers preparing for the Yom Kippur holiday, which begins Tuesday evening.

Police said the explosive device was contained in a plastic bag hidden under apples.

Because of Yom Kippur, the JTA Daily News Bulletin will not be published Thursday, Sept. 19.

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