Monday, November 23, 2015

23-Nov-15: Central Jerusalem's shuk - two slashers attack and are stopped

From the Machane Yehuda Shuk website
In the most central of central Jerusalem locations - the shuk or open air market - a cowardly attack this morning on ordinary people in the name of... what?
Two Arab women attempted to carry out a stabbing attack near Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market on Monday morning, police said. Two people were reported lightly injured in the attack, according to Magen David Adom rescuers on the scene. One victim was an 80-year-old man and the second was a 27-year-old man with injuries to his hand, according to MDA. They were taken to local hospitals for treatment. One of the attackers was shot on the scene by security forces and died of her injuries, according to police. The second was captured by police officers. The attackers reportedly used scissors to slash at shoppers in the market. [Times of Israel]

This image is widely deployed today right across the Arab
and Palestinian Arab news media. It shows the two girls on the
ground, shot, and in a bad way while Israelis look on,  It does
not show their frenzied attack though videos of that do exist.
UPDATE Monday 23-Nov-15 at 5:00 pm:
The attackers were not women but girls. Two Palestinian Arab girls, sufficiently pumped full of hate and disdainful enough of their own well-being - something that can be done by means of a certain sort of education in which, as it happens, Palestinian Arab society excels - carried out the attack. As is often the case, they were entirely indiscriminate about their victims, looking for basically anyone in the area. (There's a couple of minutes of chilling security camera video here recording them hanging around near the shuk, at the light rail stop, checking out the passing crowds and presumably waiting for the right moment to pounce.) And that's who they found around 11:30 this morning: anyone. They ended up, as Ynet reports, slashing and injuring an elderly man, described as an "80-year-old who suffered head wounds", Yussuf Alharoub, who is himself a Palestinian Arab resident of Bethlehem (we're doubtful he's much more than 70). He is being treated at Hadassah Ein Karem hospital and doing well. There is a second injured victim, a 27-year-old Israeli male. His injuries, which are moderate, may have come from a ricocheting bullet fired by one of the Israeli security people who pounced on the two teenage-girl attackers. Times of Israel says the two attackers looked like were “about 12”, and were chasing after two elderly women to slash them with their scissors when they were both shot and stopped by police. They are cousins, named by the Palestinian news site Ma'an as 16-year-old Hadeel Wajih Awwad who was shot dead in the midst of the attack, and 14-year-old Norhan Awwad. who was also shot but survived. She was rushed to Shaarei Zedek Medical Center for emergency surgery. Both are from Qalandiya on the north-eastern edge of Jerusalem. Needless to say, the dead girl is now termed "martyr" in the Arabic media (here for instance) which universally calls the knifing attack "alleged". Tragically, the Arab world accepts these fabricated distortions as literal truth. This then further feeds their fury and guarantees more such attacks, more such deaths and injuries, and more such abuse and waste of children's lives. We expect to be shortly seeing mourning tents and proud parents and uncles and aunts. The tragic state of Palestinian Arab society, 2015.

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