|Jerusalem's Central Bus Station on a more ordinary day [Image Source]|
This video below (via Israel National News) from Jerusalem's always-bustling Central Bus Station captures what thousands saw with their own eyes just a few hours ago.
Ahmed Fathi Abu Sha’aban, 26, said to be a resident of Ras al-Amud, a neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, arrived at the busy transit hub armed with a knife. He's no stranger to acts of terror against Israelis - Times of Israel says he was released recently from Israeli prison where he served three years on terror charges.
|The late stabber [Source]|
In the aftermath of the murder-minded attacker's assault, some thirty people were treated for shock and emotional issues.
The Twitter account of an entity calling itself Palestine Center for Dialogue publishes this photo of the stabber whom it unsurprisingly awards the status of "martyr". We guess this means his values are their values, his achievements are their dreams. A role model, perhaps. Some dialogue.
Other Palestinian Arab social media sites refer to the knife-attacker having been "executed", politely ignoring the unarmed bloodied Jewish woman (didn't even label her a member of the Zionist Occupation Forces) in her sixties who was his principal and we think only victim. As marginal and counter-factual as such things may seem to onlookers in Western countries far away, it's clear to anyone following their Twitter and Facebook worlds that much of Palestinian Arab society pays obsessively close attention to accounts of this kind, seeing inspiration and justification for their cause in the upside-down reports of courageous resistance fighters taking on cruel colonizers.
Their wallowing in self-delusion, glorification of attacks by savages with knives, axes and meat-cleavers - their passion for terror-worship - have tragically predictable consequences, and not only for us.
Meanwhile Jerusalem's remorseless vengeance was expressed in the hour after last night's barbarism by a spontaneous outburst at the site of the assault captured on video below: