Friday, July 9, 2010
This Ongoing War: A Blog
09 July '10
Posted before Shabbat
(In spite of it all, we'll do more than manage, and when it's all over, we'll be happy to have reached home. Y.)
As the summer travel season gets into full swing, there's yet another reminder of the growing role of terror in the lives of ordinary people.
An official “concrete, high risk” warning of terrorist attacks directed against ordinary Israeli civilians was made some hours ago by Israel's National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau. Its general advisory warns all Israelis traveling abroad to increase their customary alertness, particularly businesspersons and Israelis who previously served in public service roles. They're all targets, "at a high risk for kidnapping or murder” according to the dry government office statement.
The background is that Hizbullah is reliably reported to be seeking vengeance against Israelis for the demise of the notorious terrorist mastermind Imad Mugniyeh in 2008.
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