Tuesday, September 23, 2008

When they Beat their Plowshares into Swords

Earlier tonight, at 11:00 pm, as many Israelis were coming home from or heading to Slichot, a Palestinian took a private vehicle and rammed it into a group of pedestrians in Yerushalayim with the intention to kill and hurt as many people as possible.

According to initial reports, no one was killed, although about 15 people were injured.
May HaShem guard and protect the injured and grant them a full and speedy recovery.

According to initial reports, the driver was neutralized by armned civilians in the area.

This is the third attack in recent months by Palestinians using vehicles. In each case it seems like the attacker was neutralized by civilians, not by the many many police security forces that are employed to guard the streets of our Holy City.

Again the chief of police was quoted as saying that there is little or nothing that they can do to prevent such attacks.

Well guess what, if the only way that these attacks can be stopped is by relying on civilians, while the police say that there is nothing that we can do, why do we even have police in this country?

It is time for the police and army in this country to return their job, to protect the citizens of Israel - no excuses.
For years security "experts" said that there was nothing they could do to prevent suicide bombers. It turns out that all the needed was the will to do it, and in one operation, Operation Defensive Shield in 2002, the entire suicide-bombing infusdtructure was broken up, and almost all all suicide bombings were stopped.

I don't want to hear excuses from the security forces or the dysfunctional government that control them. I want a statement loud and clear that Israel does NOT accept this type of behavior, ramming vehicles into predestrians is NOT a legitimate form of protest, and the army/police has a definitive plan to put an end to it - and if any Palestinians are planning similar attacks, they should know that Israel Intelligence already has their name and number.

I'm sorry if the tone of this post is angry, the attack happened just over an hour ago and I am still upset - lucky that I have a blog for therapy.

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