I don't want to say I told you so, but... I asked you all in a previous blog several days ago to keep your eyes open for more attacks and headlines having to do with Arabs from the eastern part of the city perpetrating attacks in the western part of the city.
Again, in just a matter of about 2-3 weeks, ANOTHER terror attack was perpetrated in Jerusalem by an Arab resident of the eastern part of the city. News stories are again bringing up the idea of East vs. West.
In a Jerusalem Post article, the headline reads:" 'Reconsider employing e. J'lem Arabs', yet when one reads the article, the Mayor of Jerusalem actually only stated: "We should reconsider the employment of these people". The Mayor didn't say 'east Jerusalem Arabs', he said a more general statement of, 'these people', meaning 'Arabs'. Why try to change his words?
And two other interesting articles showing people that there is a split and widening crack in the two parts of the city. See:
Israel keen to crack down on East Jerusalem
Diskin Warned of Copycat Attacks 3 Hours Before Attack
Yuval Diskin, chief of the Shin Bet (Israel's General Security Service), warned of the likelihood of another bulldozer attack just three hours BEFORE Tuesday afternoon's terror attack.
All this doesn't prove anything. Yet. But so far, what I asked you to keep aware of is seeming to pick up speed. Those who want to see Jerusalem divided probably couldn't be happier. The question still remains, are they in someway behind it?
I am including two videos below for you to see. The first one is of the last tractor terror rampage of July 2, 2008, but I believe it will be interesting for you to see because it shows with a computer animation, the actual attack. You can imagine how scary it must have been and what damage he did when he killed and maimed innocent people in that terror attack. (Only the first 30 seconds or so is important to watch here.)
This second video is of the actual shooting of the yesterday's attack (with the second tractor driver).
It's a good thing we Israelis almost all have guns. I do worry about my American friends who don't own a personal weapon, and don't have anything to protect themselves with if something should happen there. Even with terror attacks, Israel is a much safer country. Stay safe, all, and keep reading and paying attention to the news.