Aid Wave of Terror
Disguised as a
religious Jew wearing a traditional prayer shawl and head covering,
the 18 year old terrorist for Hamas boarded a bus that was filled
with innocent men, women and children and then detonated the heavy
explosives he was wearing Sunday. The impact of the bomber’s blast
was so fierce, the bus was blown back several feet. 7 people were
killed: an American,several Israelis, and reportedly 3 CIS citizens.
An Israeli policeman on a public bus looks somberly at a female
murder victim killed by a Palestinian terrorist who was disguised
as an Orthodox Jew, came on the bus as a passenger than detonated
the bombs he was wearing to kill passengers. 5.18.03
by Reinhard Krause / Reuters
On Monday, at
a shopping mall in Northern Israel (Afula) a homicide bomber exploded
while trying to gain entrance to the busy mall. According to the
latest report from the IDF, a female bomber that looked like a shopper
was the terrorist. 3 Israelis were killed by the bomber and over
70 were wounded. Reportedly, the male security guard at the scene
was new on the job and a new immigrant from the former Soviet Union.
The female mall security guard had only been on the job 2 days,
yet she also tried to stop the homicide bomber when the doorway
metal detector went off. The male guard was killed instantly, and
at last report, the female guard who also performed an act of heroism
to save the innocent inside the shopping mall is in critical condition,
suffering with serious burns and wounds. Islamic Jihad and Arafat’s
terror group, have claimed responsibility. Israeli officials arrested
the bomber’s parents on Tuesday after the bombing.
Foreign Ministry released a statement through RIA Novosti, condemning
the terrorist act.
behaviour towards such inhuman actions is obvious – non of the political
or other motives could justify murders of innocent people and the
terrorist acts could be classified only as grave crimes," the
Russian Federation Foreign Ministry’s Department of Information
disclosed. "Moreover, those who stand behind the terrorist
acts obviously eliminate all efforts taken to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian
confrontation and set aside the perspectives concerning the just
settlement of the Palestinian issue," the department disclosed.
Also on Monday,
a 19-year-old Palestinian–also with Hamas–rode a bicycle toward
an Israeli army jeep near the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom in
Gaza. When he got close, he detonated a 66-pound bomb strapped to
his body, said an IDF official.
experts from the Israeli police examine the scene of a suicide
bombing at a shopping center in the northern Israeli town
of Afula, Monday May 19, 2003. In the fifth suicide bombing
in less than 48 hours.
Hess-Ashkenazi / AP
attacks against Israelis seem to be non stop. About an hour after
Monday’s bombing, Israelis were fired upon by Palestinians. An Israeli
group of civilian cars and a bus being escorted for protection near
the Jewish settlement of Netzarim took several hits but fortunately
no one was injured, but the bus was damaged, officials reported.
reports that among those killed Sunday in the terrorist act on the
public bus in Jerusalem were CIS citizens; Marina Tskhiurishvili,
Olga Brener and Nelly Perova. Seven of the wounded victims are in
Jerusalem hospitals. According to doctors, three of them are in
a grave condition.
after Sunday’s bus attack, a homicide bomber blew himself up at
the A-Ram Junction in north Jerusalem. The terrorist detonated his
bomb when he was intercepted by police at a roadblock in northern
Jerusalem. The homicide bomber was killed. No injuries were reported
in the second attack.
from Israel, Dan Gillerman, commenting on the several terrorist
attacks and Arafat’s statement that he was in charge, said that
homicide bombings were Arafat’s invention and Arafat’s invention
has since spread around the world by other Islamic extremists focused
on creating world submission to Islamic rule. He said, ‘Israel is
continuing to defend itself..Israeli mothers are sending their children
on buses to school, but Arab mothers raise their children to be
On Sunday U.S.
Secretary of State Colin Powell said, "We condemn in the strongest
possible terms the horrific terrorist bombing earlier today in Jerusalem
that killed at least seven and wounded many more."
on the Palestinians to begin to take immediate and decisive action
to eradicate the infrastructure of terrorism and violence that has
wrought such tragic bloodshed for both Palestinians and Israelis
and has undermined Palestinian aspirations," Powell said.
the initial terror attacks in Israel, Arafat talked to a FoxNews
reporter and said that he was "definitely" still in charge
as leader, giving a strong indication that the Mazen leadership
is not what it was meant to be or what it seems.
May 17, an IDF reserve force thwarted a terrorist infiltration attempt
into the Israeli community of Sharei Tikvah in the West Bank. At
approximately 12:00am, two terrorists, armed with Kalashnikov rifles,
cut through the separation fence and attempted to infiltrate the
community. An IDF reserve force identified a breach in the fence
and pursued the terrorists, who opened fire. IDF forces returned
fire, killing the terrorists.
on Saturday, Gadi Levy, 31, and his wife Dina, of Kiryat Arba were
killed by a homicide bomber in Hebron. Gadi and Dina Levy were walking
near Gross Square in Hebron at about 7:20p.m. when a homicide bomber
wearing a white shirt like that of a religious school student came
from the direction of a familiar neighborhood.
from the Nahal Brigade soldiers were suspicious of the seemingly
innocent appearance of the bicycler and called out to him to ‘stop’.
The Palestinian bomber ignored their calls and detonated the bomb
he was wearing near the first people he encountered – the Levys.
Gadi Levy died
at the scene. Dina Levy died shortly after arriving at Hadassah
Hospital. The terrorist, who was killed in the explosion, was identified
as Fuad al-Kawasma, a member of Hamas.
Gadi and Dina
Levy were married about 18 months ago and settled in Kiryat Arba.
Gadi, who previously lived in Tel Aviv, was working at the Kiryat
Gadi’s boss at the supermarket, said, "We all attended their
wedding at the Jerusalem Rabbinate and celebrated. Gadi was a special
person, very dedicated to his wife and mother and always willing
to help anyone who needed assistance. He was a very special person,
he wanted so much to be a father. He loved children."
Terror has been
a problem across the globe for years; easy money flow, travel and
relaxed immigration policies have aided the rise of Islamic radicals
infiltrating over 80 nations. Israel has a large Arab population
and Arabs are members of the Israeli cabinet. The war on terror
is preventing the progression of radicals’ plan for Islamic extremist
domination over the world, however the U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary
said the terror attacks that were not able to be stopped–including
Saudi Arabia, Chechnya and Morocco–were "unfortunately …
not a surprise…the terrorists are still there. They are still
an expert on radical Islamic groups at Egypt’s Al-Ahram Center for
Political and Strategic Studies, said terrorists wanted the Casablanca
strikes to convey the message: "We are capable of striking
anywhere, very efficiently and regardless of security measures."
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Reuters, DoD, and the Israeli