Benjamin Netanyahu pledges vigorous response

Israel’s prime minister has pledged to act “vigorously and responsibly” to restore security after a bomb exploded at a bus stop in central Jerusalem.

One person was killed and more than 30 others were injured after the blast at a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem.

The city suffered a spate of bus bombings by Palestinian militants between 2000 and 2004 but attacks had stopped in recent years.

Benjamin Netanyahu said the attackers had sought to try the country’s will.

“They are trying to test our resolve… [but we] have an iron will to defend the state and its citizens,” a statement from the prime minister’s office said.

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