Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Terrorism in Jerusalem today

I am alive and OK. But least 3 are dead and 50 wounded in a very strange terrorist attack that happened at noon on the main street of Jerusalem, Jaffa Street. A Palestinian from East Jerusalem went on a rampage with his Caterpillar bulldozer.

News coverage and videos here: Jerusalem Post , Haaretz, Ynet.

29 comments:

kjpweb said...

Heart wrenching and so senseless!
Glad you're ok!
Klaus

Marie said...

We are thinking of you today, Dina. Bon courage.

My heart goes out to the families who have lost their dear ones.

Kelly said...

I am glad you are well. I fail to understand this sort of violence.

Liz said...

I just heard a report on that from the BBC reporter whose office was close by. How very terrifying to have that going on.

Take care.

The D in D & T said...

very glad to hear that you are ok.

be safe.

Michelle said...

I don't understand the mindset that says it's ok to kill..I am so happy that you are OK...hugs...

Donna said...

Thank God you are safe...I Pray that this endless terror will STOP...much love and Many prayers to you!!!hughugs

raf said...

Glad you are Ok, Dina.

Catherine said...

I thought of you when I watched TV a couple of minute ago. I'm glad you're OK!
Our thoughts are with you and the families of the those who've lost someone or have someone injured in this attack.
May God protect you.

Dina said...

Thank you dear Klaus, Marie, Kelly, Liz, D, Michelle, Donna, Raf, and Catherine, for caring.
A day like this makes me realize how good it is to have you all, and that we are together.

Louis la Vache said...

When are we in the west going to wake up to the reality of what radical Islam is about?

Churchill at the end of the 19th century wrote with chilling perception about the danger posed by Islam.

Thank God you are OK! (I do not use the name of God frivolously.)

And Condi Rice insists that these people 'should be given a state.'

Ann said...

Glad you are okay.

the donG said...

saw that in the news this morning! thank God you're safe.

Kris McCracken said...

Crazy! Stuff like this never helps anyone get anywhere but angrier.

Glad you are well, however.

evlahos said...

i show it on tv. it was really dramatic. i'm glad you are ok

evlahos said...

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Kay said...

Good Gosh, Dina! This is so sad and so scary. Your kids and grandkids must have been beside themselves with worry. Thank goodness you are safe. Please take very special care of youself.

Petrea said...

Just heard of this and am glad to see your post and know you're okay. I always wonder about you and if it's safe for you there.

I understand the frustration but these tactics never work for either side; as Kris said, no one gets anywhere but angrier.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i was thinking about you when i saw the news - and i wondered how close up to terror someone can get. i thought: could dina be in that bus? could she be walking on that road? would she have any business there? i really wondered, and although i am happy you are alive, i live with the thought that it might have been someone i knew there

leslie said...

Phew! Thank goodness you're okay. By the way, I know I'm late, but I just looked at your X post - great job. Come on over to check my "late" one out.

Willard said...

So sorry to hear about the attack, but glad that you are O.K.!

reader Wil said...

Thanks God you are well! Of course we think of those families that suffered a loss. When will there be peace?

Jerez said...

Dina, sad to hear this news. I am happy you were spared injury or worse.

You never know do you?

Dina said...

Louis, wait a minute. Not all of "these people" are terrorists. But, like us, they could use some better leaders.
The vintage readings you refer to are interesting.

Dina said...

Ann, Dong, Kris, Evlahos, Petrea, Leslie, Willard, Wil--thank you all for your concern. Yes, let's hope for normalcy someday.

Tipper said...

As soon as I saw the news story-I thought of you. Glad your o.k.

Petrea said...

Bless you, Dina. People are not born terrorists, they learn. Let us teach peace.

Dina said...

Kay, actually... not. The kids, they are used to it. I worry more about Edo when I hear of earthquakes in LA.

Kiwi, and well might you wonder. I do walk or ride the bus on that same stretch of Jaffa Road several times a week.
But after the event I got home ASAP and e-mailed the kids, who live abroad, that I was OK. And interestingly, I also felt a desire to write on the blog right away, not to be getting a news scoop but to reassure all you new friends out there that I was alive.
What a great feeling that we now have this worldwide blogging community of people who care about each other!

Dina said...

Shalom Jerez,
No, you never know. Just a few days ago I answered a good question from Eki Qushay Akhwan from Indonesia (see his good http://bandungdailyphotos.blogspot.com/ ).
I told him that life is much more meaningful and serious and appreciated when you know that it may end any moment.