Abd al-Hamid Abu Srour, the 19-year-old Hamas terrorist who conducted a bus bombing attack in Jerusalem on Monday, is related to a terrorist currently serving a life sentence for murder.
Abu Srour, who was caught in the blast that wounded 15 victims and later died of his wounds on Wednesday, is related to the terrorist Nasser Abu Srour.
Back in 1993 Nasser murdered his Israeli Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) handler Chaim Nahmani at their meeting apartment in Jerusalem, reports Channel 2 on Thursday. He was given a life sentence that he continues to serve at Hadarim Prison.
Three years ago Channel 2 reporters spoke with the jailed terrorist as part of a special project for the program "Friday Studio," and in the interview Nasser threatened that there would be more intifada terror wars.
"As long as there is no solution of two states for two peoples, we will continue to die on this land," he said in the interview, calling on Palestinians to continue attacking until Israel is "liberated."
He threatened that "as long as there is no diplomatic horizon, the intifadas will continue, there will be a third, fourth and fifth intifada."
Nasser was supposed to be released in 2013, the year of the interview, as part of the release "gestures" in which Israel freed 78 Arab terrorists just to hold peace talks, but his release was cancelled as the Palestinian Authority (PA) torpedoed the talks by sealing a unity deal with Hamas.
In the attack on Monday, Abd al-Hamid Abu Srour of Beit Jala in the Bethlehem area detonated a bomb on a 12 line bus in southeastern Jerusalem, wounding 15 passengers including two who were seriously wounded. The attack took place on Moshe Baram Street and Derekh Hevron, located in southeastern Jerusalem near Kibbutz Ramat Rachel.
While Abu Srour had no identification on him, the explosive device had been placed on the bus floor between his feet, suggesting that he was in fact the bomber, and that the device had exploded prematurely.
On Thursday the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) released for publication that it has arrested a number of Hamas terrorists from the Bethlehem area who apparently helped plan the attack and bring it to fruition.