Jerusalem truck attack

Four people have been killed by a truck attack in Jerusalem.

Reuters: At least four dead in Palestinian truck attack in Jerusalem

A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said had likely been inspired by Islamic State.

It was the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in months and targeted officer cadets as they disembarked from a bus that brought them to the Armon Hanatziv promenade which has a panoramic view of the walled Old City.

The military said an officer and three officer cadets were killed and that 17 others were injured. Police said three of the dead were women.

Police identified the truck driver as a Palestinian from Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem and said he was shot dead. His uncle, Abu Ali, named him as Fadi Ahmad Hamdan Qunbor, 28, a father of four from the Jabel Mukabar neighborhood.

Netanyahu visited the scene and said he convened a forum of senior ministers to discuss Israel’s response.

“We know the identity of the attacker. According to all the signs he is a supporter of Islamic State,” the prime minister said.

 This will do nothing to resolved entrenched problems in Israel and the Middle East.
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  1. Gezza

     /  9th January 2017

    Reposted from Open Forum

    Bibi already saying there is no doubt he is “probably” associated with ISIS. A very good-looking commentator who was identified as a regular contributor to Haretz said that Bibi was making a point of linking this to the ISIS inspired attacks in Europe, and that a previous similar attack in (missed the name of the place) was carried out by someone who had posted video or pics of themselves beforehand in front of the ISIS banner.

    Latest attacker’s family has already been arrested & taken away for questioning Aljaz says. So that’ll be another home or two levelled no doubt, & possibly more of them fired up for revenge.

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  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  9th January 2017

    It’s hard to view Islam as anything but a cancer.

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    • Gezza

       /  9th January 2017

      Patu posted last night that he thinks the Mormons are more of a problem up his way.
      I don’t know. How many of them do this sort of thing?

      They’re equally deluded of course, but I find they tend to be conventionally well-dressed, polite, rather pleasant types, and when you explain that you’re not interested & that they’ve interrupted your daily session of meditating, connecting with the universal mind, they go away.

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    • Klik Bate

       /  9th January 2017

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    • Blazer

       /  9th January 2017

      which religion …is not?

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    • My satirical comment in response to yours is inspired by Milo Yiannopoulos

      Would you rather have Radical Islam or cancer?

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      • An odd comparison.

        Like, would you rather have necrotising enterocolitis or dirty politics?

        (BTW I endeavoured to exclude any relationship to Cam’s current condition, I have genuine sympathy for what he’s having to deal with.)

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  9th January 2017

        Personally, I would choose cancer since it would not totally screw up my world view and philosophy. For the world I should also choose cancer since we know the human race will survive it and probably eventually conquer it. The same is not true of Islam.

        Thanks for asking.

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  3. Klik Bate

     /  9th January 2017

    My niece in the US retweets….

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  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  9th January 2017

    And another ISIS attack in Saudi Arabia involved NZ:
    http://m.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=11778849

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    • lurcher1948

       /  9th January 2017

      We train Muslims in NZ and send them out to kill.Murray McCully could talk to his contacts in Saudi Arabia about it…

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      • Gezza

         /  9th January 2017

        Evidence?

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        • lucher1948

           /  9th January 2017

          There’s a thing out there called google, try using it…

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          • Gezza

             /  9th January 2017

            That doesn’t say NZ trained him to kill & sent him out to do it. It doesn’t take much to train a suicide bomber/attacker & unfortunately there is plenty of self improvement guidance on the webernet to those who are bent with such a bent to study this sort of thing at home from anywhere. Thanks for the tip about google. 👍

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            • It’s not as if Jerusalem wasn’t already a target.

            • Gezza, to train a suicide bomber requires a huge amount of mental effort training the mind to accept that death is the only option to achieve paradise. In the Army we train for survival, and just elementary training to get a basic infantryman trained for operation takes at least one preferably two years while he/she acquired the level of skills needed. Our NZ training system while I was still involved was very effective, however we still did not want to waste even one life in so-called peacekeeping and counter-insurgency operation, because we valed each and every soldier. Have a think about what the pre-conditions you would need to be a suicide bomber? We in the West need to start a campaign to repudiate the concept of Paradise as it is held by Muslims, and also to think about just how significant religion is to the soldiers’ makeup. All I can say from experience is the more close combat you are involved in, the more soldiers front up to the Padre’s sessions at the base.

            • Gezza

               /  9th January 2017

              Good points. Clearly you were extremely valuable officer material & I have no doubt that you would have been advised at some point that your commander heard you were exposed at the front & advised that he would prefer you in the rear Bj.

            • Gezza

               /  9th January 2017

              But on a more serious note, and ignoring that that one was probably ancient already in The Roman Legions, it seemingly does not require a huge amount of mental effort training the mind to accept that death – in particular by taking out infidels, apostates, or unbelievers – is the road to paradise, in many cases. It requires only a belief that this in the Quran & Hadith. I watch Al Jazeera. Suicide bombings and attacks are happening daily in Iraq, all over the place, not just in the fight to retake Mosul.

              Many suicide attackers are uneducated, they just know what they’ve been told is in their scriptures and enough to drive an explosives-laden truck or other vehicle at their opponents. But some others have been well-educated men & women I believe. The problem is compounded by the fact that their targets can, in their eyes, and even mine sometimes, as legitimate enemies, and foreign invaders, which in a real sense, they are.

              It’s a small step for a true believer of Wahhabi & Salafist Muslim doctrine to tell themselves there are no innocents in Kafir nations who have sent another wave of crusaders and godless infidels into Muslim lands. Especially if they have also suffered what they consider indignities or obscenities and offences against Allah’s rules of behaviour for all humanity in non-Muslim societies they have emigrated to or grown up in but believe strongly that everyone should submit to Allah’s presciptions.

              Mental instability is perhaps another factor in some cases, ad it is for many other murderers, but the loaded gun for these people to go to is Islam.

              Until they grow out of this awful religion, we can’t hope to campaign to change this.

    • Gezza

       /  9th January 2017

      Saudi Arabia sowed the wind. Reaping the whirlwind.

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  5. Kevin

     /  9th January 2017

    The only thing unusual about this attack is the number of victims it managed to kill.

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  6. lucher1948

     /  9th January 2017

    The sad down ticker has arrived, he/she has been radicalised and is a sad thing

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  7. lucher1948

     /  9th January 2017

    HI HO Hi HO its of to blow up the truckers family home and send the survivors to Gaza HI HO HI HO wheres the battle Bulldozer…just saying

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  9th January 2017

      Yes, it’s hard to resist a cheer for the Israelis hard-line response to this stuff.

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      • Gezza

         /  9th January 2017

        Yes, but of course when some Palestinians who feel that what he did is wrong, but witness the retaliation against the family & the homelessness that usually ensues this collective punishment of hostages will probably breed even more anger & resistance. Feeding the fire. I think, regrettably, they know this & there is a cold plan behind it.

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