Beersheva Attack in Real Time

Paula R. Stern,

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Paula R. Stern
Paula R. Stern is CEO and founder of WritePoint Ltd., a leading technical writing company offering documentation services and training seminars. She made aliyah in 1993 when her oldest son was 6 years old. In March 2007, Elie entered the Artillery Division of the Israeli army and Paula began writing about her experiences as A Soldier"s Mother. The blog continues as Elie moved on to Reserve Duty, her second son, Shmuel served in Kfir and continues as her youngest son David now serves in Givati. She recently opened a publishing house, helping other authors fulfill their dream to publish. Links to the Author's blogs: * A Soldier"s MotherPaulaSays Israel Blogger...

Moments ago, there was a terror attack in Beersheva, a name that dates back to the Bible...a place where Abraham, our forefather visited. It is ancient and modern - both of them uniquely Jewish.

Six Israelis have been injured...at least one is in critical condition. Among the injured - those who rushed to defend - a policeman, a soldier.

What I would like to post is this:

Moments after the attack, President Obama phoned Netanyahu to condemn the incident and Kerry called Abu Mazen demanding that he reign in the terrorists. Both men demanded that the Palestinians stop the incitement and Abu Mazen immediately agreed and denounced the attack.

In reality - it is very likely that there will be silence from the White House, silence from the State Department. Abu Mazen's Fatah and Hamas in Gaza will praise the murderers and very shortly, I'll hear fireworks from the neighboring villages as they celebrate their latest victory over innocent human beings who just wanted to get home at the end of the work day.

Newspapers that I once respected - The New York Times​ and others will speak of two dead Palestinians in this ongoing "cycle of violence" - never mind that they chose their destiny the minute they took a gun and aimed it an innocent people.

And sadly, American Jews will likely ignore this latest attack...after all, it's Sunday and their enjoying their bagels and lox and cream cheese...and once again the chasm seems to very wide.

The results of this attack are still "ongoing" - facts are still changing. First there were reports of "at least 5 injured", then six, now sever. One report said all the victims were in their 20s...four are now said to be policemen, 1 soldier, and 2 civilians. All we know at this point is that all of them will carry these scars for the rest of their lives.

May God grant them a refuah shlayma - a full and complete recovery and may those who armed and sent these terrorists know no peace - not in this life and not in the next.



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