Moshe Museri, who was lightly injured in the blast and was wearing bandages on his hand and leg when he arrived back in Tel Aviv, said:
What do I remember from the moment of the explosion? Bodies on the ground, severed hands and legs.
Shalom recalled the moment he jumped from the stricken bus:
We saw all the people running to the front of the bus, and we jumped from the window. Unfortunately there were three bodies lying there when we jumped. And everyone who managed to jump from this bus (was)saved, all the others were all dead or wounded.