At least 21 wounded in the terrorist attack on innocent civilians in Tel Aviv. The Wall Street Journal says "This happened as ceasefire talks are happening in Cairo and this is sure... this could complicate things."
The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank has decided its main problem with the terrorists on their territory is that they are too disorganized. Even the generous financial support of Iran isn't enough to grease the wheels so these heavily-armed fanatics can really get going. If they're going to be effective, they really need to unite under the leadership of Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas.
Another reason for Israel to keep negotiations in a deep freeze.More >>
Elder of Ziyon posted this amusing video about murderous (and in turn, murdered) Palestinian mascots on YouTube back in 2009. (In a classic example of the phenomenon of bread and circuses applied to the Internet, this video has tragically been viewed only 426 times and another 2009 video entitled "Exercise Ball to the Face. Ouch" has been viewed more than 518,000 times).
It's Sesame Street, jihad-style. You can't expect good kids to grow up to be brilliant terrorists unless they get a quality education, right?More >>
A 60-year-old woman died and 39 were injured after a bomb exploded at a bus station in central Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the explosion took place outside Egged bus number 74 at a station opposite the Jerusalem Conference Center (Binyanei Ha'uma) in the center of town.
According to the Magen David Adom spokesperson, 39 people were injured in the attack. Three were injured seriously from the explosion itself, five moderately from shrapnel packed into the explosive device and the remainder were in light condition.
The injured were taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem, Hadassah Mount Scopus, Bikur Holim and Shaare Tzedek hospitals. All hospitals in the area were opened to receive casualties. One woman, 60, died from injuries sustained in the blast.
This is far from the first Palestinian terror attack of its kind.
In dense and crowded modern cities in Israel – as in New York, London or Toronto - public transportation is a necessity. It is also an egalitarian sort of transportation, where you will find a cross section of humanity, from laborers and businesspeople to students on their way to school or parents taking their toddlers to doctor’s appointments. These factors make them perfect targets for genocidal terrorists bent on indiscriminately killing as many victims as possible.
Buses and bus stops in Israel have been favored targets for Palestinian terrorists since very early days. Here is a list of terror attacks involving buses and bus stations going back only from 2001 to 2008, courtesy of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
July 2, 2008 - Three people were killed and over 50 wounded in a terror attack in Jerusalem. Driving a bulldozer on Jaffa Road between the Central Bus Station and the Mahane Yehuda market, the terrorist plowed into cars and pedestrians as well as two public buses carrying some 50 passengers. Police shot and killed the terrorist.
Apr 17, 2006 - Eleven people were killed and over 60 wounded in a suicide bombing during the
"The terrorists murdered a young family," says Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. "A mother, a father, a boy of eleven, a boy of four, a baby girl... of four months. They all had their throats slit. They were sleeping in their beds and they were savagely murdered by animals."
Palestinian glorification of terrorism is nothing new. Here's another recent example from when the Palestinian Authority recognized the 50th anniversary of the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history, a 1978 hijacking of a bus that killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children:
And lest you think Palestinians reserve their celebrations only for homegrown terrorists, here are Palestinians dancing in the streets on the day of the 9/11 attacks in the USA.
"Someone call the cops! The bank robbers are getting away!"
Except that in Gaza, the bank robbers are the cops. They're the political authority, too. When the world lets terrorists govern - yes, even if they are elected - there ought to be no surprises about what happens next.