JERUSALEM — Today’s blast next to a crowded bus stop has killed one woman and wounded more than 20 other people. It is the first major attack in Jerusalem in several years.

The explosion occurred near the main entrance to Jerusalem, shattering windows.

It appears to be the first bus bombing in several years and comes amid rising tensions between Hamas militants and Israel.

The leaders of the Western-backed Palestinian government in the West Bank have condemned the bombing.

Prime Minister Salam Fayyad denounced it in “the strongest terms,” while his boss, President Mahmoud Abbas, traveling in Russia, issued a similar statement against the attack.