Monday, October 27, 2014

27-Oct-14: Another quiet, decent life whose tragic end fails to merit news reporting

Second victim of the terror attack on passengers waiting for
a Jerusalem tram [Image Source]
The ever-more-heartbreaking account of innocent people caught up in the vile blood-lust of men and women with terrorist savagery on their minds grew by one more name this morning.

In addition to Chaya Zissel Braun, whose terribly brief life was forfeited in Jerusalem this past Wednesday evening to the murderous intentions of a Palestinian Arab man armed with a car, there is another. As Times of Israel reports today, a young woman from Ecuador, Karen Yemima Mosquera, had come to Israel to convert to Judaism after discovering she was descended from Conversos, Spanish Jews who were forcibly converted to Catholicism in the course of the Spanish Inquisition in the fifteenth century.

Karen suffered critical injuries in the terror attack when Abdelrahman Shaludi rammed his car into Jerusalem's Ammunition Hill Light Rail station. He fled the scene on foot immediately after completing his jihadist mission, and was shot dead by police who pursued him. The young woman struggled with her injuries until Sunday evening at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem before succumbing to them. The funeral took place (as happens often in this city) after midnight in the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives. Hundreds attended:
Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday flew in Muscara’s [we think their spelling is wrong] parents after she suffered head wounds and was seriously injured in the attack. Her mother said Sunday that her daughter’s dream had been to come to Israel and build her life here, but her life was cut short. [Times of Israel]
Haaretz (only) has this striking quote:
Speaking at Hadassah Medical Center, where Mosquera died, the mother added: "People always say things against Israel in the news, but when you come here you see the truth."
But not everyone does. As far as we can tell this morning in the wake of her death, only a handful of non-Israeli media reports mention the murdered young woman by name. The terrorist who killed her, by contrast, is all over the web, as are sympathetic photos of his grieving sisters, grandmother and other family members. His hero status, certified by both Palestinian Arab regimes (the Mahmoud Abbas-led PA and Hamas), is assured.

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