I attach an article below with details of a Palestinian suicide bomber who blew himself up near a Jerusalem hotel targeting Israeli politicians, such as Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert, Minister of Internal Security Uzi Landau, and Religious Affairs Minister Asher Ohana.
-- Tom Gross
Bomb at Jerusalem Hilton targeted ministers
Jerusalem Post Online
December 5, 2005
A Palestinian suicide bomber, reportedly targeting senior government ministers, blew himself up near a Jerusalem hotel early this morning.
Eleven people sustained minor wounds in the blast.
The blast took place in front of the David Citadel Hotel (formerly the Jerusalem Hilton) on King David Street shortly after 7:30 a.m.
The pedestrians, waiting at a nearby bus stop, were lightly wounded by shards of glass and metal fragments in the explosion.
They were taken to Hadassah University Hospital on Mt. Scopus and Shaare Zedek Hospital for treatment, Israel Radio reported.
The terrorist, killed in the blast, was targeting senior government ministers, according to a statement released by Islamic Jihad.
Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert, Minister of Internal Security Uzi Landau, and Religious Affairs Minister Asher Ohana were at the hotel at the time of the attack, Israel Radio reports.
The organization took responsibility for the blast in a fax sent to the Reuters bureau in Beirut. The bomber, Daoud Abu Sawaid was reportedly an Islamic Jihad member, 43, from Artas near Bethlehem.
Police said the nail and metal-studded bomb was very powerful and contained anti-tank munitions.
There was heavy damage to the glass-fronted building.
Windows of numerous cars in the vicinity were blown out by the force of the explosion.
The area was cordoned off as police searched for further explosives.
US envoy Anthony Zinni is staying at a hotel in the vicinity, but was unhurt in the blast. He reportedly heard the explosion.