Truck Attack Kills Four in Jerusalem

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  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Disgusting. I recently read that the auto-sensing break system saved quite a few people in the German truck ramming recently.
     
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    Actually fortunately these things are rare.
     
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    The truck of peace is on a world tour it seems.
     
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    You do know Israel is one of the few countries in the middle east where that kind of stuff basically never happens right?
     
  7. Jess13, Jan 9, 2017
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    The deceitful Netanyahu government immediately went into damage control, trying to shift the causation away from the occupation and settlements onto Islamic State. The Jerusalem attack is a direct consequence of the occupation and settlements, that is why the attacker attacked soldiers: soldiers make the occupation and settlements possible.

    November 2014, before any of the Islamic State truck attacks had occurred.


    2 Drivers Plow Into Israelis, Fueling Fears of New Palestinian Uprising

    https://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/world/middleeast/jerusalem-israel-jordan-palestinians.html

    JERUSALEM — Amid soaring tensions fueled by religious fervor and Palestinian anger over control of East Jerusalem, two drivers on Wednesday plowed their cars into Israelis in separate episodes, killing one police officer and injuring three soldiers.

    The two episodes, in Jerusalem and the West Bank, have added to fears that a third intifada, or uprising, is taking shape as the latest crisis continues to reverberate beyond Israel’s borders. On Wednesday, Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel, saying the move was for consultations and to protest “violations” at the most sensitive holy site in Jerusalem.

    The Israeli police labeled at least one of the crashes a terrorist attack, in which a Palestinian affiliated with Hamas rammed a van into pedestrians in Jerusalem, killing the police officer and injuring at least a dozen other people. In the second episode, in the West Bank, a car with Palestinian plates ran over the three soldiers in what the military suspects was another deliberate attack; the driver escaped.​


    “It’s the occupation, stupid.” And the settlements are part and parcel. The occupation and all its associated crimes and abuses against Palestinians, that is the causation. Not Islamic State.
     
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    Terrorist attacks in Israel are not exactly rare. Just in this case it happens to be ISIS rather than one of the Palestinian organizations. I've spent a lot of time over there and have relatives over there. It's an interesting place to be to say the least.
     
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    But it isn’t ISIS, that is just what Netanyahu’s government is using to try to deflect attention from the occupation and settlements, as those have been spotlighted so brightly recently with the latest U.N. resolution and they don’t want more emphasis placed on them because of this. The Israeli occupation and settlements are the causation of the Jerusalem attack, and the reason the attacker attacked this group of soldiers: soldiers enforce the occupation. (The attacker could have attacked civilians, but didn’t. He attacked soldiers.) But the four soldiers killed didn’t deserve to die. They were young and new, and they hadn’t yet committed abuses or crimes against Palestinians in the occupied territories. That they were killed is the fault of the attacker, but also the fault of the Israeli state and Netanyahu’s government—for its occupation and settlements policies.
     

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