This is the deadliest Islamic terror attack in Israel in some time. And it’s not a coincidence that it took place after the PLO made a show of suspending “security cooperation” or while CIA director Bill Burns was in Israel. Despite the false claims that the PLO’s Palestinian Authority is a peace partner, it’s a terror organization. The purpose of this attack is to force Israel to make concessions to the terrorists under the guise of further “security cooperation” with the forces behind murderous attacks like these.
At least seven people were killed and several others were injured, including one critically, in a shooting attack on the Ateret Avraham Synagogue in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of Jerusalem on Friday evening.
As an added bonus, it undermines the new conservative Israeli government. I doubt that’s a coincidence either.
The 21-year-old opened fire at people leaving the Ateret Avraham synagogue after Friday night prayers.
That was calculated.
One of the attendants of the synagogue who witnessed the attack said that the police didn’t arrive at the scene for 20 minutes after the initial shots were fired, as they didn’t believe the callers and thought the noise came from shots being fired in the air in nearby east Jerusalem neighborhoods.
Those would be the Muslim neighborhoods where gunfire is routine as a form of celebration.
First responders pronounced five victims dead on arriving on the scene, including four men aged 60, 50, 25 and 20 and one 60-year-old woman
Five wounded were evacuated to the Hadassah-University Medical Centers Mount Scopus and Shaare Zedek. Of them, a 30-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman arrived in critical condition and were pronounced dead at the hospital, a 15-year-old boy was in moderate to serious condition, a 24-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman were in moderate condition.
We saw a woman and 4 men lying on the road. They suffered gunshot wounds and had no signs of life and we had to confirm their deaths immediately,” said MDA paramedic Fadi Dekidek. “Three more wounded, including a 70-year-old woman in critical condition, were evacuated to Hadassah University Medical Center in Mount Scopus.
The media will play up this particular scene…
“National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir also arrived at the scene of the attack, where he was met with anger from the crowds on the side, who accused him of being responsible for the attack, yelling “we loved you, Itamar. We trusted you. This was on your watch.”
The National Security Minister called for a reform to Israel’s gun laws, saying that more citizens should be able to carry guns to defend themselves from terror attacks.
Chants of “death to terrorists” could be heard on the sidelines as Ben-Gvir attempted to speak.
At one point, chants of “death to leftists” began to pick up, although Ben-Gvir silenced them, telling them that while they could chant for the death of terrorists, wishing for the death of leftists was not acceptable.”
Not this one though
Celebrations, including fireworks and guns being shot in the air, were witnessed in Jenin and other Arab towns throughout Israel in reaction to the incident.
Candies will no doubt be handed out as well.