A suicide bomber detonated explosives either on or near a Jerusalem bus stopped at the "Mahane Yehuda" market. The open-air market was crowded as shoppers bought groceries in anticipation of the Jewish Sabbath, which began at sundown.
"The bus stopped and an explosion took place on the right side of the bus, windows smashed, fruit and vegetables were spread all over," a tour guide who witnessed the blast told CNN. "It was all black where the explosion was... then I saw people with no head and no arms."
The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a military wing of Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for Friday's bombing in telephone calls to news organizations. The Al Aqsa spokesman said the bomber was a young woman. After the bombing, Muslims worldwide demonstrated in support of Arafat.
At least 6 dead Israeli shoppers and more than 90 wounded as a result of the weapons-grade explosives used by the Arab terrorist with the goal of murdering as many Israeli citizens as possible.
In the photo, a wounded Israeli woman walks near the scene of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem market Friday: