Archive: 6/1/2014
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  6/1/2014, Sivan 3, 5774

Ramat Shlomo Terrorism, Suspected Police/Media Coverup


An apparent serious terror attack took place in northern Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo neighborhood late Friday night, but most Israeli and Jewish news sources are ignoring the incident. According to hareidi news site Behadrei Haredim, the attack took place at 1:45 a.m. Saturday. An eyewitness, Eli Shreiber, said that he was sitting in a synagogue when he heard three gunshots, followed by a burst of automatic fire. The shots, he said, had apparently been fired by a terrorist who had leaned a fence on Buksboim street and aimed at a group of youths who were in a public garden on Goldknopf street.

Strangely, however, the Jerusalem police insisted Sunday that “it is still not clear what the nature of the attack was.” Apparently following the police's lead, Israel's mainstream media – which makes front page headlines out of graffiti attributed to Jews – has not even deemed the potentially lethal attack inside the capital newsworthy.