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Jerusalem bomb casualty was British tourist

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March 24, 2011 | 11:12 am

The lone casualty in the bombing at a bus stop in central Jerusalem was a British woman studying at Hebrew University.

Mary Jean Gardner, 59, had been in Israel since January, the Jewish Chronicle reported.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Wednesday’s attack a “callous and disgusting act of terrorism directed against innocent civilians which I condemn unreservedly.” Hague also expressed Britain’s “unwavering support for the people of Israel in the face of such horrific acts.”

More than three dozen people were injured in the bombing. Among them was an American teenager spending a post-high school year in Israel.

Leah Green of Cleveland suffered burns and shrapnel wounds, the Cleveland Jewish News reported, when the explosion threw her in the air and her leg caught on fire.

The bomb had been left in a bag near the bus stop on a major Jerusalem thoroughfare across from the International Convention Center. Two buses in front of the stop had their windows blown out.

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