Je suis Jerusalem

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Israel suffers terrorist attacks almost daily but have you ever seen a #Je Suis Jerusalem hashtag trending on twitter? When Europe and Australia and other countries suffer a terrorist attack it is headline news and people march in the street in support and light candles and place flowers.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, far left, was among the dozens of world leaders

World leaders get together and people talk in hushed tones about the terrible tragedy.Magazines compete to get access to the survivors offering them large sums of money so that they can get the inside scoop.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was there to support Paris after their terrorist attack but where is the support for Israel? Is it because the terrorism there is so common? Does the world seriously think that terrorism against Israeli citizens is in any way less terrifying and devastating than terrorism against any other group of citizens?

No one is going to be offering money to the mother whose daughter  was severely burned for her story. No world leaders are going to be linking arms and singing the Israeli National anthem. Instead the Israeli people will bury their dead and care for their wounded and continue to put up with the condemnation from the ignorant and the biased as they continue to defend their homeland from attacks both inside and outside of Israel.

A survivor of the Jerusalem bus bombing on Monday night recalled from her hospital bed how she searched for her teenage daughter in the immediate aftermath of the terror attack and found her “all burned.” Dadon, a resident of Jerusalem, was on the No. 12 bus with her 15-year-old daughter Eden on Monday afternoon when it exploded, injuring 21 people.

Two people were seriously hurt, including one in critical condition, and six were moderately injured, police and paramedics said.

…“Everything was dark and smoky, I looked for my daughter and she was all burned,” Dadon told the Ynet news website. “After the explosion I collapsed. Her face was all black, you couldn’t see her.”

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Firefighters look on as two buses burn in Jerusalem. Police launched an investigation into the incident, April 18, 2016. (Israel Police)

Dadon said she was told to lie down and subsequently heard a second blast. “My daughter couldn’t get out [herself], so they took her out,” she said.

Eden Dadon was in moderate-to-serious condition after the attack, according to the Ynet report. “In a month, she’ll be 16, and now she’s sedated and on a respirator. I pray she gets out of this,” Dadon said.

Firefighters and rescue personnel at the scene of a possible bus bombing, in jerusalem, on April 18, 2016, leaving at least 15 people injured. Police are investigating if the incident was a terror attack. The explosion occured on bus 12, while passing by the neighborhood of Talpiot, the bus was empty at the time, the injuries were from people on an adjacent bus. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASh90

Firefighters and rescue personnel at the scene of a possible bus bombing, in jerusalem, on April 18, 2016, leaving at least 15 people injured. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASh90

Or Bondy was aboard the No. 12 bus on Moshe Baram Road near Hebron Road when it blew up. He had just sent his father, Tzadok, a text saying “What’s up, dad?”

The newly married 25-year-old, who was on his way home after a day at work, received burns on his face, arms and legs. Two hours later, Or Bondy was entering a CT machine barely able to talk.

The bombing was a stark reminder of an attack method commonly used during last decade’s Second Intifada, but which has since become rare as so-called lone-wolf attackers have assaulted Israelis with knives, guns and cars.

“I always pushed it aside,” Tzadok Bondy told reporters regarding Jerusalem’s terror attacks. “Now it’s infiltrated my family.”

The bus exploded as it was passing near the Talpiot neighborhood in the southern end of the capital carrying a number of passengers at around 5:45 p.m., police said. The blast set a car and a second empty bus on fire, injuring several more people.

Moshe Levi, the bus driver, told Hebrew media Monday night that he did not notice anyone suspicious on his bus, and had carried out two security checks shortly before the blast. When the bus exploded, he opened the doors and ran outside, calling out to the drivers in the area to alert the police, Levi said.

The terror attack broke weeks of relative calm in the city after a six-month wave of Palestinian terror and violence seemed to be subsiding, and marked a return to a type of violence not seen in Jerusalem for years.

Jerusalem police chief Yoram Halevy told media the blast was caused by an explosive device placed on the bus, but police did not know if the bomber was on the bus at the time of the blast.

“When a bomb explodes on a bus, it is a terror attack,” Halevy said, confirming that the bombing had been a terrorist action.

Police were investigating whether one of the people seriously injured in the explosion was in fact the terrorist responsible. However, the identity of the burned victim had not yet been confirmed, a spokesperson said.

Terror groups Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad “welcomed” the bombing as did the Popular Resistance Committees, but did not claim responsibility.

-timesof israel.com

 


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  • Damon Mudgway

    If there had been deaths would the MSM have plastered this terrorist attack all over the front pages as per Brussels and Paris? Or do Israelis not count?

    • Eddie

      Only if the deaths were of Palestinians. I’m surprised the MSM haven’t led with headlines of “Palestinian dies in bus fire”. Probably not because Israel wasn’t to blame. A bit like the people in Gaza being hit by misfired Hamas rockets or those just executed for opposing the regime. Dead Jews don’t count at all.

  • IKIDUNOT

    “Terror groups Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad “welcomed” the bombing as did the Popular Resistance Committees, but did not claim responsibility.”

    The last sentence says it all. When did Jewish people or Israeli authorities ‘welcome’ violence against Palestinians?

    • Mick Ie

      Haven’t the Iraelis just arrested a small group of their own people due to crimes committed against Palestinians? This action truely highlights the better people.

  • John Colbert

    This is an obsurd post. The reason is that Israel will for now and ever, never be at peace in the middle east.

    • kereru

      I wouldn’t bet on it. There needs to be a wider view – never is forever. But one day Jerusalem will be at the centre of the world, maybe not in my lifetime but it will happen.

      • Nesher

        Next year in Jerusalem!

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