Last night we lit seven candles or oil lights plus the shammash. One more night to go…
The Jerusalem location pictured above used to be a bus stop cum trempiada.
It’s across from the private home neighborhood Givat Hamivtar of Jerusalem’s Ramat Eshkol and right near French Hill. Taking the road to the left you go north through the Arab neighborhoods of Beit Chanina and Shuafat. Going further you’ll pass Atarot and then Ramalla/Al Bireh, Beit El and the Jelouzun refugee camp. That used to be the road to Shiloh. On the map, you can still go that way, but in recent years there’s a new road, where all those cars and trucks are coming from. The new road takes you to a Ma’aleh Adumim junction, to Pisgat Ze’ev and then to Binyamin, the Jordan Valley and Shomron (Samaria.)
No doubt that you can’t see that old bus stop, but I can. That’s where I was injured in an Arab terror attack. Baruch Hashem, thank G-d it was a minor injury. One woman was killed and all of the other injured were much more seriously injured. It happened about eighteen years ago, but when I notice that I’m passing the spot, it feels like yesterday.
During the time of “my terror attack,” there were many. Most were suicide bus bombers. The police, under instructions from the politicians no doubt, tried to insist that it was just an accident that some Arab drove onto the sidewalk and mowed down a bunch of Jews innocently waiting for buses or tremps. I’m grateful for the quick-thinking Jews who shot him dead, immediately executing him instead of his being released from jail in some badly (for Israel) negotiated deal.
Arab terror attacks against Jews aren’t random. They’re based on anti-Jewish and anti-Israel hatred. I have no doubts at all.
Jerusalem Police said on Tuesday that one of the assailants involved in the rock throwing attack that injured toddler Avigail Ben-Zion was the son of a senior Hamas official, while the group admitted their motive was “hatred of Jews,” elevating the attack from senseless violence to what may be considered a nationalistic crime, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.
It doesn’t matter how old the terrorist, his education or background. I wish that Israel would adopt and make law execution, the death penalty for all convicted Arab terrorists. That’s the only way to make the Arabs understand that they must stop.
“Zero Tolerance” for Arab Terrorism!
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