Shocking video of one of today's terror attacks in JerusalemIt's been a difficult, painful day here in Jerusalem, as we have gone back into intifada mode (2000-04).
Here's video of one of today's terror attacks in the city. This took place at a bus stop on Malchei Yisrael Street in the city's Geula neighborhood - a major thoroughfare that I usually walk down at least once a week. In fact, at least two of my children were there yesterday!
Let's go to the videotape.
SHOCKING FOOTAGE: Moment of Arab terrorist ramming his car into bus stop then stabbing Israelis before being shot. pic.twitter.com/c4AAomN4xr— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) October 13, 2015
The terrorist - like all of the terrorists involved in today's five terror attacks around the country - was an Arab resident of 'east' Jerusalem, which means that he could roam around freely without hitting any army checkpoints. He was an employee of Bezeq, Israel's national phone carrier, and used his company-issued truck to carry out the attack. His job at Bezeq? Repairing home phone lines.
There is now talk of placing checkpoints outside Arab neighborhoods to prevent terrorists from leaving or imposing a curfew on them altogether.
Last night, I had to take (because we are trying to minimize bus trips - there was a bus attacked today as well) one of my children to a place near where there were two terror attacks during the day yesterday. There were police on every corner and that is likely to be supplemented with army units. That is why police have been on the scene of each attack quickly and casualties have been minimized.
The good news is that the security forces believe that the attacks were coordinated, which would mean that these are not lone wolves and that there is a terror cell behind them that can be broken.
Keep praying for us - living like this is quite stressful....