Thursday, September 24, 2015

A pleasant surprise? A day of violence, though not as violent as feared

...Overall, the enlarged police presence in Jerusalem, along with the closing of security checkpoints between Judea-Samaria and Jerusalem to mark Yom Kippur, have had a positive effect on keeping the violence level relatively subdued.

Hebron, moments before the shooting by
an IDF soldier of 
a woman whose knife
was detected by a security machine and 

who evidently pulled it to launch a
stabbing attack [Image Source: 
Arnold/Frimet Roth..
This Ongoing War..
23 September '15..

There's nothing quite as potent as holidays to expose our neighbours' passion for the sort of lethal violence we described yesterday ["22-Sep-15: What do the Palestinian Arabs think?"]

Tonight is the night after Yom Kippur, the 25 hour day of fasting, introspection and prayer that ended here in Jerusalem about 6 hours ago, and is drawing to a close right now in North and South America. It's also the start of the Muslim festival of Eid el-Adha.

Here's a selective, non-chronological summary of how the day (and the evening before it) passed for those charged with keeping Israelis (of every sort) safe.

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