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Watch: Munich Killer Ali Sonboli Had Shouting Match with German Truck Driver [video]

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

According to the German newspaper Das Bild, the deadly Munich shooting that claimed the lives of 10 people and injured 27 was the work of an 18-year-old German citizen of Iranian origin named Ali David Sonboli.

Bild released a video after the shooting, with the loud shouting match between the shooter, who was pacing on the top floor of a nearby parking garage, and Thomas Selby, 57, a truck driver who was looking at him from his balcony.

Selby told Bild: “I was having a beer after work and I heard gunshots. First they were at the McDonalds – boom, boom, boom. Then people were running out of the parking lot. It’s right under my house. I looked from my balcony and saw him reloading his pistol. I threw my beer bottle at him. It broke on the roof.”

Their calls back and forth, including a third person who joined in, were captured on video. The following is a translation from the German transcript:

Neighbor: “You’re a son of a [expletive].”

Shooter: “Because of you I’ve been abused for seven years.”

Neighbor: “You’re a son of a [expletive].”

Shooter: “And now I have to buy a pistol in order to shoot you.”

Neighbor: “A pistol? Go [expletive] yourself.”

Shooter: “I’m German.”

Neighbor: “You’re a son of a [expletive], that’s what you are.”

Shooter: “Stop taking pictures.”

Neighbor: “You son of a [expletive], what are you doing?”

Shooter: “I was born here.”

Third voice: “[Expletive] foreigners.”

Neighbor: “What the hell do you think you’re doing.”

Shooter: “I grew up here in Hartz IV (a welfare neighborhood).”

Neighbor: “You’re a son of a [expletive], you.”

Shooter: “You’re right, you’re right, you’re right.”

JNi.Media

At Least One Jewish Person Hurt in French Truck Attack

Friday, July 15th, 2016

According to Rabbi Yossef Yitschok Pinson, director of Habad Loubavitch of Nice Côte d’Azur and head Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in the region, at least one of the wounded, whose Hebrew name is Moshe ben Yaakov, is a member of the local Jewish community, Chabad.org reported Friday morning.

Counselors at Chabad’s Gan Israel day camp were at the scene of the attack, and crossed the street just moments before the attack, narrowly missing the truck’s path of destruction, Rabbi Pinson said, adding, “They had to run from the truck, it was just a few feet away from them.”

The camp staff was quickly hauled to a local restaurant for shelter, from which they later were taken to the rabbi’s home. “Obviously, they are very upset, having seen everything—people falling and bodies,” Pinson said.

“We are praying for everyone who has been injured in this terrible attack,” said Pinson, and requested that people pray for Moshe ben Yaakov’s recovery.

Chabad Gan Israel plans to provide the staff with professional help to deal with the trauma.

David Israel

80 Dead in Truck Terror Attack in French City of Nice

Friday, July 15th, 2016

A pall hangs over the city of Nice after a terrorist drove a truck for nearly a mile into and through a large crowd of people Thursday night as they celebrated the country’s Bastille Day along the Riviera. The driver opened fire at those gathered along the sidewalks, many in bathing suits in the area next to the waterfront.

French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency in response to the attack. Bastille Day is analagous to America’s Fourth of July holiday. The investigation into the attack has been turned over to the French Bureau of Counter Terror Intelligence. In addition, the Paris Prosecutor’s Office has opened a terrorism investigation into the attack.

The White House issued a statement condemning “what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack.”

Terribly graphic videos flooded social media websites on the internet; all were deemed too graphic to post within the text of this article.

At least 80 people are known to be dead and more than 50 were injured in the attack, Le Figaro reported late Thursday night. At least 40 were critically injured by the unidentified terrorist as he drove the 2.5-ton (5,000 lb) white truck along the famed Promenade des Anglais seafront, officials said. It is not yet known whether Israelis were among them.

Shots were reportedly fired from the truck as it drove straight into the crowd. The driver was shot dead by police, according to a local official. Grenades and other arms were later found inside the truck.

A second suspect may still be at large, according to French television news.

Twitter accounts known to be associated with the Da’esh (ISIS) terrorist organization were posting tweets celebrating the attack, but none claimed responsibility for the attack.

Hana Levi Julian

Kosher Diner Brothers Save Lives in Chicago

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The Brothers Ken and Daniel Hechtman, owners of the kosher Ken’s Diner in Skokie, Illinois, helped save several people from a fiery wreck in suburban Chicago.

Illinois State Police said the accident happened around 9:10 p.m., when a truck going north near Northbrook hit a car when merging from the right into a center lane. The truck then veered sharply to the right, striking a second car before losing control and smashing into a wall on the left shoulder of the highway.

Without thinking, Ken Hechtman, 60, who was driving a short distance behind, stopped his car and the two brothers ran to opposite ends of the truck. They said they felt the intense heat and saw the dark smoke turning thicker. They also heard the truck explode twice, Ken Hechtman said in an interview.

Daniel Hechtman, 54, ran toward the front of the semi and helped pull a passenger out of the fiery compartment. He carried the passenger’s limp body to the side of the road. The man started shaking, as if he was having spasms, Daniel Hechtman said.

Meanwhile, the elder Hechtman ran to the back of the truck, to stop the oncoming traffic. That’s when he heard voices calling for help from underneath the truck.

He saw a car stuck there, with a woman and young girl lying next to the vehicle. The woman’s hair and the girl’s back were on fire, Ken Hechtman said.

He managed to grab the two away, he said. He actually carried the little girl across the expressway as cars whizzed by.

“I heard the screaming and there was nothing else in my mind (but) to run toward the voices,” Ken Hechtman told the Chicago Tribune. “There was no time to think. It’s adrenaline. It’s all adrenaline.”

Ken Hechtman said he doesn’t consider himself a hero and that everything happened so fast, his reactions were automatic. Sounds heroic to me

“Everyone keeps talking about ‘Hero, hero, hero,’” he told the Tribune. “Now that I think about it, it was stupid. Who runs toward a flaming truck that’s exploding?”

Content from Chicago tribune, chicagoareafire.com and JTA was used in this report.

Yori Yanover

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