More Terror in Jerusalem

Today there was another act of terrorism in Jerusalem: a heavy flatbed truck slammed into a crowd of IDF soldiers. The driver drove back and forth over the bodies, killing four and wounding 17. According to the Jerusalem Post:

Three female soldiers – 20-year-old Lt. Yael Yekutiel of Givatayim, 22-year-old Lt. Shir Hajaj of Ma’aleh Adumim, and 20-year-old Sec.-Lt. Shira Tzur of Haifa – and one male soldier, 20-yearold Sec.-Lt. Erez Orbach of Alon Shvut, were declared dead at the scene.

 

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The driver was a resident of East Jerusalem; he was killed by gunfire from the IDF soldiers he didn’t hit. Hamas is celebrating him as a hero.

There’s a report of the murders on the Times of Israel website.  I recommend you take a look.

My heart breaks over and over again. Terror attacks do not intimidate Israelis. What will happen is that they will find a way to make the attacks more difficult, which will make Palestinian life more difficult. And around and around we go. In the meantime, the young people die.

I do not know any answers, I only know that every time I hear about another attack my heart bleeds.

 

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at http://coffeeshoprabbi.com/ and teaches at Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA.

6 thoughts on “More Terror in Jerusalem”

  1. I really don’t know why my posts don’t appear on your page. Very frustrating. 

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  2. Reblogged this on Cairns and commented:
    And here is why I just may say, “Thank you,” if you call me a bleeding heart. Our hearts should bleed for the fallen as we watch story after story of violence tempting us to become numb and indifferent.

  3. This scares the hell out of me, especially because my 24 year old son will be in Jerusalem this week to volunteer to Magen David Adom advanced program.PRAY.PRAY. PRAY. 

    Pamela Fender, AuthorNotary Signing AgentMobile Notary Public

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    1. Oh, Pamela, I hear you. I don’t know exactly what’s involved in his program, but I know that Israelis take the safety of guests and students very seriously. Is your son a medic of some sort?

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