Flashback -- Bridge of Strings And the Light Rail -- and.....

by Chossid October. 27, 2014 26333 views

A three-month-old girl, Chaya Zissel (literally “sweet life,” – her parents waited years for her birth) Braun, was killed and several US citizens and Israelis, including her father, were wounded Wednesday evening when a convicted Palestinian terrorist – who had been released from jail in a so-called prisoner exchange – from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan deliberately rammed his vehicle into a crowd of people in the capital.

The attack, which was captured by a security camera, took place at the Ammunition Hill light-rail stop a few hundred meters from Israel’s national police headquarters, situated across a densely traveled thoroughfare, shortly after 6:00 p.m., a senior police official said.

The terrorist was shot by police as he tried to escape, and late Wednesday evening he died in hospital.

“The vehicle ran over a number of people, including several Americans, as they exited the train, and the suspect was shot when he attempted to flee the scene by foot,” an official said.

“Nine people were injured, three seriously, including an American infant who died after sustaining critical injuries,” he continued.

The official described the suspect as a convicted terrorist who partially served a recent prison sentence in Israel, but did not indicate whether he was released during the 2011 Gilad Schalit prisoner exchange or last year’s release of more than 70 convicted Palestinian terrorists during peace negotiations.

All the victims of the attack were transported to area hospitals for treatment.

Meanwhile, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, whose administration has been beleaguered by chronic violence in the capital since June, issued a statement describing Wednesday’s murder as intolerable.

“We must restore peace and security in Jerusalem. I will continue to be vigilant, and we will not rest until security is restored in Jerusalem,” Barkat said.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said rioting ensued in Isawiya and Silwan shortly after the terrorist attack.

Police issued a statement on Wednesday night saying that Police Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino had ordered that a special security plan approved Wednesday morning for Jerusalem go into effect immediately.

Police will deploy officers across the city at flash points and based on real-time intelligence, and that they will work together with all security agencies and do whatever it takes in order return peace and quiet to the city. They also vowed to find any other people involved in Wednesday’s attack.

Chaya Zissel’s funeral was held on midnight on Wednesday in Jerusalem.



My favorite photo was taken on a seconds notice, looking up from a taxi. [photoblog.com]This was my first sight of the new train and pedestrian bridge.

Approach to the String Bridge.

Here comes the train…

Let's get our tickets quickly and hop aboard…

A different view of the bridge, from the train's window.

We pass through calm areas…

Peaceful people, like you and me… Just going about their everyday lives…

Maybe going to a cafe for a cuppa morning coffee or a latte…

Waitng for the train to take them – to learn, to pray, to work, to shop, or to the park…

Nice grove of palm trees, but we are passing through an unquiet neighborhood….

…from where the train is often attacked by rock throwers…

A family boards, and I watch them, with their sweet, precious little children. Another baby rests in the stroller….

They disembark…

And the world turns black…..

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Josy 6 years, 9 months ago

very very sad !!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Pete 6 years, 9 months ago

Breaks one's heart
well shot set

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Chossid 6 years, 9 months ago

It isn't tit for tat. One side loves and sanctifies death and murders innocent babies, and the other is fighting for life and survival!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 6 years, 9 months ago

I read about this terrorists attack, horrible.
I like the street shots, Leah - so good to see moments where common people live their lives like we all do.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mark 6 years, 9 months ago

Some great street photos here! Cool look of # 2! Keep safe on the streets there!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Chossid 6 years, 9 months ago

I've only read excerpts of the book Marilyn referenced, but I'm not certain it presents the [url=http://www.newsmax.com/TawfikHamid/TawfikHamid-Israel-Palestinians-Netanyahu/2010/12/02/id/378757/]facts[/url]. This article is written by an Arab.

And [url=http://www.slideshare.net/MidEastTruth/the-truth-about-the-middle-east-conflict-mideasttruthcom]this [/url]also gives some crucial information.

MUCH more is available...

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 9 months ago

Will be nice to see them straightened , what a lovely set , but very sad story.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 6 years, 9 months ago

People will always hate each other, I must ensure I never join a brigade of haters.
I must read The Lemon Tree again, a book which helped me understand the problem re Palestine/ Israel.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Finbarr 6 years, 9 months ago

Great shots !

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 6 years, 9 months ago

Your post is great to make our neck twist and twirl all over the place. :-))) The madness never ends. Peace to her soul.

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