Once I would have apologized for provided such graphic illustrations. No more. The world must “get the picture,” figuratively as well as literally.
The families hailed the terrorists as heroes and martyrs, and passed out candies to celebrate:
Sometimes a situation is so horrific that it renders one speechless. Such was the attack by Israeli Arabs on innocent Jews praying in Jerusalem this morning. And so, I’m going to start with photos, which provide greater impact than my words alone would.
Jews went to pray this morning in a major synagogue connected to a yeshiva on Aggasi Street in Har Nof, a largely ultra-Orthodox neighborhood on a hill in western Jerusalem.
Two Israeli Arabs entered, bearing guns and meat cleavers and knives. Calling “Allahu Akbar,” they proceeded to massacre those who were praying.
Please note the fact of meat cleavers. This is about more than “just” killing Jews. For that guns would have sufficed. How do I – struggling for adequate words – convey to the world what is going on? How do I get people to understand what we are dealing with here?
ZAKA is an Israeli organization that, among other things, gathers tissue and blood from attacks, to be interred with the deceased according to Jewish law. A member of ZAKA today commented that he has been at scenes where more people had been murdered, but he had never seen a bloodier or more gruesome scene than the one today.
Some worshippers were lying in blood on the floor with their tallitot (prayer shalls) and tefillin still on.