Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Though both Australia's ABC and Jerusalem Post use Reuters material, each reports things that the other does not, so I will place both here, side by side.
I'll begin with the Jerusalem Post version.
'Terrorist blows up bus in central Tel Aviv; 16 injured'
'16 wounded in explosion on Tel Aviv's Shaul Hamelech Street, one serious, one moderately, remainder in light condition; police confirm explosion was a terrorist attack (that is, a jihad ghazi raid - CM), are searching for additional suspects, explosives.
'A terrorist (that is, an Arab Muslim jihad terror raider - CM) blew up a bus on Tel Aviv's Shaul Hamelech Street around noon Wednesday.
'A total of 16 people were injured in the attack, according to a spokesperson from the city's Ichilov Hospital.
'One person was severely injured, one moderately, and one light to moderately. The remainder of the casualties were lightly injured or suffering shock.
'None were in life threatening condition, though two have been taken into surgery, the hospital spokesperson said.
'Police confirmed that the explosion was a terrorist attack, although said it did not appear to be a suicide bombing, and thus police were searching the area for additional explosive devices.
'Police arrested a suspect near the Ramat Gan diamond exchange, but he was later found not to be connected to the attack.
'Police believe at least one terrorist may still be at large in the area, armed with explosives.
'Tel Aviv police had added additional officers in the city before this attack due to heightened state of alert in place because of the IDF operation in Gaza and rocket attacks in recent days, Tel Aviv police chief Yoel Ohayon said..
'He further called on the public to stay alert.
'While it appeared the bomb was left on the bus and not the result of a suicide bombing, Ohayon said that at this point in time, "it is very difficult to say exactly what happened".
'Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri praised the bombing, but stopped short of claiming responsibility.'
"Hamas blesses the attack in Tel Aviv and sees it as a natural response to the Israeli massacres...in Gaza", he told Reuters.
Suuure. To the Muslim mind, killing Infidels - who are guilty, all of them, qua Infidels, having rejected allah and Mohammed - is just and right; but an Infidel killing a Muslim, even when doing so in long-delayed response to continual Muslim aggression, is a 'massacre'. - CM
"Palestinian factins will resort to all means in order to protect our Palestinian civilians in the absence of a world effort to stop the Israeli aggression", Abu Zuhri said.
He neglects to explain that to pious, orthodox Muslims like himself, the mere existence of Israel, on any part of ancestral jewish land that was once invaded and held by Muslim imperialists, is an act of 'aggression'. - CM
'The attack came on the eighth day of IDF Operation Pillar of Defense in the Gaza Strip, which has seen hundreds of rockets fired into Israel, including four in the Tel Aviv area.
Let's rewrite the second clause of that sentence and transpose it from the passive to the active voice. ...'..." during which Gazan Muslims have fired hundreds of rockets at Israeli population centres, including four that have hit the Tel Aviv area'. - CM
'The last time a bomb blast hit Tel Aviv (the last time Muslims bombed Tel Aviv - CM) was in April 2006, when a Palestinian (sic: 'Palestinian' Arab Muslim - CM) suicide bomber killed 11 people at a sandwich stand near the old central bus station.
'Wednesday's attack took place as U S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Israel trying to calm tensions over Gaza...".
And now for what Auntie ABC in Australia - also drawing on Reuters - made of the same event.
'Bus explodes in Tel Aviv "terrorist attack"'.
'An explosion has hit a public bus in the heart of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, wounding at least 10 people, Israel's ambulance service reported.
"A bomb exploded on a bus in central Tel Aviv. This was a terrorist attack. Most of the injured suffered only mild injuries", said Ofir Gendelman, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
'In a message on Twitter, he said police were combing the area for the person who planted the device, apparently confirming reports that it was not a suicide attack.
'Television showed pictures of a smoke-filled bus, with its windows broken.
'Gabriel Sassoon is an Australian who lives in Tel Aviv, and was just a couple of streets from where the blast happened.
"It's pretty terrifying. Cell lines are pretty much down, it's a wonder I got a line, and everyone's trying to call to see if their family is OK", he said. "You might be able to hear I'm a little shaken up, my voice is a bit shaky. It's a bit terrifying to think that you might be next to a bomb that's going to explode in your city".
'The bombing happened on the eighth day of an Israeli offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and threatened to complicate Egyptian-led efforts to secure a ceasefire.
'Celebratory gunfire rang out in Gaza City when local radio stations reported news of the Tel Aviv explosion...'.
And I think that that piquant detail - entirely predictable to anyone who has been paying any attention at all to the news that comes out of dar al Islam, and how many there normally respond to news of the suffering of Infidels, especially that of Infidels harmed by fellow Muslims - tells us all we need to know about the kind of people who live in Jihad Military Base Gaza. - CM
Posted on 11/21/2012 6:49 AM by Christina McIntosh
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