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Posted on 07/02/2008 7:27:55 AM PDT by jerusalemjudy
Today's terror attack in Jerusalem--a personal perspective.
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Today all we can do is stare in shock at the images of our #13 purple and white bus lying on its side on Jaffa Road after an Arab from eastern Jerusalem bulldozed the bus and dozens of cars and pedestrians in a deadly terror attack that claimed the lives of three Israelis and injured more than fifty.
Assaf Nadav, the driver of the #13 bus, and all the passengers reportedly managed to escape with varying degrees of injuries--no one was killed on the bus. Passengers related how they somehow managed to escape the shattered glass, grab for their screaming children and ran from the bus. Later this afternoon when the downtown roads are reopened, we'll be back waiting at the bus stop to go to do our pre-Shabbat shopping at Machane Yehudah, the market a few blocks away from where the bulldozer careened to a halt when the terrorist was overpowered. The crowded market may well have been his target.
In an "only in Jerusalem" scenario, the soldier who jumped on the bulldozer and killed today's terrorist was the brother-in-law of the guy who managed to eliminate the Mercaz Harav shooter last February.
This is the second Jerusalem terror attack in six months to be perpetrated by an Israeli ID-carrying Arab. Today's 30 year-old terrorist, a construction worker and father of two from Sur Baher (the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva carnage was carried out by the son of a well-to-do family from the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood). Both areas are Arab villages within Jerusalem's municipal boundaries, on the Israeli side of the security barrier. Residents of both villages work in Jerusalem's hotels, restaurants, hospitals, building sites and in every city department.
Would today's terrorist have been deterred if we would have destroyed the family home of the Mercaz Harav murderer and taken away all their financial and social benefits?
Is there any kind of effective deterrent against those educated to pure hatred who live in our midst?
Difficult questions that my fellow passengers will no doubt be debating as we ride the #13 bus in the coming days.
God bless you and god bless Israel.
I went to Jerusalem in 2007 and loved your country. Take care.
Of course there is. You can't live together with your enemy. It's either them or you. Muslims out.
“Is there any kind of effective deterrent against those educated to pure hatred who live in our midst?”
Yes. Their complete & utter destruction.
Unfortunately, it seems neither your country nor mine have the will to do so.
And so the world continues to suffer for it.
I’m glad you’re safe. Prayers for the victims.
May the perpetrator rot in Hell.