|Malchei Yisrael Street, Geula, Jerusalem - aftermath of this morning's |
murderous car-ramming of people standing innocently at a bus stop
This Ongoing War..
13 October '15..
It's been an incredibly stressful day here in Jerusalem, and throughout Israel.
Strikingly, four major attacks - and they were by no means all of today's attacks - took place at almost the exact same moment this morning. All have been widely reported so we will not delve into details, and the smartphone videos of Palestinian Arabs engaged in terror have been posted and seen by those who can bear to look at them.
Videos like this one (be warned - it's explicit and very clear) of Alaa Abu Jamal, an East Jerusalem resident employed as a service technician by Bezeq, Israel's dominant telecoms company, driving a Bezeq-logo'ed van that he crashes deliberately at murderously high speed directly into a small group of Israelis standing at a bus stop on Jerusalem's Malchei Yisrael Street. And then, emerging from his smashed vehicle, he slashes furiously - with a meat cleaver - at an injured Jew lying prone on the ground, killing him, before being shot by a passing armed security man. It's all on the video. One victim was killed, and buried this afternoon. Several more are seriously injured. The principal attacker is now dead.
And like this one of the aftermath of an assault on the city's Egged 78 bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv (Governor's Mansion) neighborhood. Two victims are dead; 16 are injured, some of them very seriously. This was an attack in which the outcome could have easily been much, much worse: the goal of the two terrorists, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife, was evidently to take control of the bus by force and use it to do even more serious harm.
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