|Looking down at the scene of Monday's terror attack in Jerusalem|
It's not an aberration: the passion for terror has erased all the remaining red lines in Palestinian Arab society.
Monday's attacker, a young man with a life of promise and (we assume with confidence) a Jerusalem-resident Israeli ID card, was shot by several armed by-standers, including security personnel, before he could get out of the smashed vehicle and do more harm with the axe and knife he brought along evidently for that purpose. The car's license plates were standard black-on-yellow Israeli [as this photo shows].
His funeral and the family's mourning tent in the coming few days (in Hebron, not Jerusalem) will probably provide further opportunities for elevating his wasted life to the kind of transcendental status that Palestinian Arab society so loves to honor.
As happens so often, the terrorist/ attacker, a 21 year old [عبد المحسن حسونة] from the Hassouna clan and a resident of a Jerusalem neighborhood, already features in a terror-promoting "martyr" poster, this one issued by a Hamas-aligned group in Hebron. (We don't know whether he was connected to Hamas, but in their society, failure is often an orphan while success, measured in injuries and deaths, has many fathers.)
|"Martyr" poster celebrating the violent death of the young Arab|
who drove his car into a cluster of Israelis on Monday [Image Source]