It was the beginning of a holiday when a Jewish school in Jerusalem, a rabbinical seminary no less, was attacked by Arab savages. Imagine (although you can't because the Jews would never do such a thing) if a madrassah with young Muslim students were murdered by the Jews. THINK ABOUT IT! Jewish life is cheap? Damn you to hell. Condi, go home!
Two Arab terrorists infiltrated Jerusalem's Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva at around 8:30 Thursday night and murdered eight Jews. At least 40 people have been wounded; one is in critical condition and a second victim was wounded moderately.
The attackers opened fire on the students before one of them was gunned down himself. A second terrorist apparently escaped and may be hiding in the yeshiva building. Security forces are deployed in the surrounding neighborhood, with police saying that all the students have been evacuated.
I can see the savages dancing.
UPDATE: The Muslims are dancing. They are dancng in Gaza. If only I were in charge. They would never dance again.
Naomi Ragen wrote this:
I write you this with a heavy heart. This evening, about 8:30 p.m., an Arab terrorist from East Jerusalem, bearing a blue Israeli identity card, entered one of Jerusalem's elite Rabbinical academies, known as Mercaz Harav. He carried a package into the unguarded building where rooms full of young boys in their early to late teens sat pouring over the pages of the Talmud. Some of them had just returned from the kotel. They were waiting for the festive evening - marking the beginning of the joyous month of Adar, the month of the holiday of Purim- to begin.
The terrorist headed for the library. He opened his package. Inside was a gun and so many rounds of ammunition that security forces at first thought it was a suicide belt because of its enormous weight. He saw young, unarmed yeshiva students learning Torah and he opened fire at point blank range. In a room nearby, some older students heard the shots. At first they thought it might be firecrackers to welcome in the month of Adar. And then they heard the screams. Somehow, about twenty of them were able to rush out of the library and barricade themselves in another room. They heard the shots and the screams. They watched the shadow of the terrorist as he walked to and fro, silencing the moans of the wounded with further shots. They waited, expecting to be killed at any moment.
A yeshiva student in the dormitories, hearing the shots, took his personal weapon and opened fire on the terrorist, wounding him. From across the street, a former student of the yeshiva, a paratrooper and an officer, took his weapon and ran across the street. Because of his familiarity with the yeshiva, he was able to find the exact angle from which to fire at the rampaging murderer, shooting him in the head, and putting an end to the carnage. He did this at great personal risk.
So far, we in Jerusalem are hearing reports that eight boys are dead, and many more are injured, some of them seriously. We are hearing reports that the Hamas is giving out candy and rejoicing in Gaza. Hamas leaders are proud of this "hero."
This is the kind of heroes that Muslims have. The kind that kill young unarmed students at point blank range. May G-d avenge their blood.
I heard the ambulance sirens wailing from my window and from the sheer quantity it was clear that something terrible had just happened. I checked the internet and saw an initial report relating that one student at Mercaz Harav Yeshiva was wounded. And I knew that it was a massacre. That’s how it always starts.
The police claim that they had received no intelligence information warning of an impending attack in the capital. But there were several indications that one was about to occur. On Saturday night I was walking in a park above the Old City at dusk. Suddenly a crowd of Arab teenagers appeared and started yelling Allah Akhbar. My big, barking dog scared them away. They were not serious but they were the harbinger of what came next.
Two days later mobs of Arabs attacked Jewish motorists in the city and nearly lynched two municipal inspectors whose car they assaulted with rocks and crow bars while trying to force them out of their vehicle. The pair escaped by the skin of their teeth as they swerved out of range and managed to drive away. I hate to think what would have happened if the Fatah-incited mob had attacked their tires instead of their windshield
Between Iran, Egypt, Syria, Hamas, Hizbullah, Fatah and the Israeli Arab leadership, the incitement level this week was so high, that the violence level crossed a Rubicon. It was only a question of when and where the bullets and bombs would start exploding not whether or not they would.
So the Palestinian Arabs and their friends have decided to murder Jews studying Torah in Jerusalem. They decided to go to the heart of the religious Zionist movement and open fire knowing the sort of passions such an attack will provoke. Apparently the terrorist was a Jerusalemite. One television channel reported that he lived in Jabel Mukhaber – a neighborhood abutting Armon HaNatziv. Not surprising.
The third stage of the Palestinian jihad against Israel has been germinating for months and now it is taking off. And the role that Israeli Arabs will play in this round will likely be an expanded one.
I have a theory I have been working on regarding the applicability of the US counter-insurgency campaign in Iraq to Israel’s war with the Palestinians. More and more I am reaching the conclusion that the place to launch a serious, directed hearts and minds operation is not among the Arabs of Gaza, Judea and Samaria, but among Israeli Arabs. They have to be given an opportunity and a reason to abandon their jihadist leaders and discredit them. They are the Arab population most open to such a campaign.
Eight yeshiva students murdered while studying Torah in Jerusalem. And Olmert, Livni, Condi, Bush and all their friends and supporters want to give these people Jerusalem. What do they see when they look in the mirror?
UPDATE: YidwithLid, my heart is heavy. Rachel Weeps For Her Children in Jerusalem