Friday, January 09, 2009

Rehovoth Terror Attack

Erev Shabbath Qodesh Parshath Wayehi 5769

YNET: Axe Attack in Rehovot Foiled
01.09.09, 13:30

A 20-year-old Palestinian was arrested after trying to attack passersby on Rehovot's main street with an axe. No one was injured in the incident.

In his investigation the Palestinian said he arrived from Jenin to avenge his friend's death. (Eli Senyor)

What this report and the Arutz 7 report do not tell you is that the attack took place right in front of the police station. This is according to my sources in Rehovoth, one of whom was across the street when the incident occurred.

Was this Arab drugged up? Blinded with rage? Sent in as a test to the city's defenses? Or just stupid?

And, by the way, isn't anyone else disturbed by the fact that an Arab from Jenin can even get all the way to Rehovoth without raising suspicion?

Curiouser and curiouser....

Meanwhile, two days in a row, an Arab was let on the Egged bus from Tapu'ah Junction to Jerusalem. I warned the driver, but to no avail.

Funny, how we have been warned not to tremp (hitch-hike), but to take public transportation throughout Yehudah & Shomron (Judea & Samaria) for our own protection against kidnappings and terrorists acting in alleged solidarity with Arabs in Azza.

Letting Arabs on the bus certainly does not make me feel any safer. I think I'll take my chances on the road.


Asher said...

no opinion being expressed here, but are Egged actually leglly allowed to refuse transportation? Isn't it better to let the police know and they can check him at some check-point?
Dilemmas (dilemmae?) of everyday life.

Esser Agaroth said...

If he has a blue ID, I know think they're allowed to refuse him.

There was an incident a while back when some boys were telling an Arab to go wait by the Arab taxi waiting area {according to IDF policy}.

The police came, saw that the Arab had a blue ID, said that the Arab could stand wherever he wants, and then took the kid's ID number.

I have also been on the bus from Jerusalem to Ariel. The express bus to the college there has plenty of Arab students on it.

I'm just guessing, but I don't think that Eged has to let a PA resident on the bus.

Police? We tend to keep a low profile around here with the police.

It's not uncommon, though, to ask IDF and Maga"v guards to intervene.