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Copy-Cat Bulldozer Attack in Jerusalem

Posted by shanamaidel on July 22, 2008

The Bulldozer used in the Attack- Courtsey of the NYTimes

The Bulldozer Used in the Attack- Courtesy of the NYTimes

A new form of terrorist. The truck-driver of construction vehicles. Do you really want a Caterpillar driving into your car on purpose?

I have to say, personally, this is actually very terrifying, and very sneaky. The truck-driver is permitted to be there, working, on whatever construction is supposed to be happening. Jews tend to be more educated than Palestinians/Arabs in Israel, and therefore aren’t as likely to be driving the equipment. Palestinians/Arabs with work permits, Palestinian/Arab-Israelis, and Asians make up the vast majority of manual laborers in Israel. How would you feel if the guy whose been working for you for a number of years suddenly drove a truck into oncoming traffic? (Though I can’t say the guy who drove into oncoming traffic worked for the firm for a number of years).

Sources:

NYTimes

The Muqata– The Truckdriver was shot by a settler from Susya, who is also a grandfather and a schoolteacher, by the name of Yakki (Ya’akov) Asa’el. Hattip for the Youtube video of the shooting.

Ha’Aretz-More info- apparently there are two other supsects. Also some emergency numbers for all those with relatives or close family friends. (though this was apparently very small because Mr. Asa’el acted quickly.)

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One Response to “Copy-Cat Bulldozer Attack in Jerusalem”

  1. Yaki Asael was also the schoolteacher of “M” — the hero who killed the terrorist in the first bulldozer attack 22 days ago.

    Coincidence? Of course not.

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