Connecting the Dots between the 2006 and 2012 Tel Aviv Terror Bombings
Tel Aviv 11-21-2012 Terrorist Bus Bombing Late Daniel Wultz 4-17-2006 Tel Aviv Suicide Bombing
At Noon Wednesday in Tel Aviv, a bomb exploded on an EGGED bus injuring ten people. According to the AP report, the bus was moving when the bomb exploded not far from Israel’s military headquarters. At virtually the same time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was ending discussions with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. The bombing was viewed by Israel national police spokesperson Mickey Rosenfeld as a terrorist event. Today’s terror bombing comes amidst an intense effort now focused in Cairo where Egyptian President Morsi is trying to negotiate a cease fire with Hamas leader , Ismail Haniyah, the Palestinian PM in Gaza and Islamic Jihad leader, Dr. Ramadan Abdullah Shalah. The cease fire amounts to a truce or ‘hudna’ a temporary lull in the week old rocket war. Shalah, as we noted in a recent Iconoclast post is on the FBI’s Most Wanted terrorist list. According to The Israel Project, the group claiming bragging rights for today’s terror bombing in Tel Aviv is none other than the extremist wing of Fatah; the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. It noted:
Wednesday's bus bombing in Tel Aviv is now being claimed by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a group linked to the Palestinian Fatah party that controls the West Bank, according to Palestinian sources cited by Israeli media.
The claim of responsibility contradicts initial reports published on the BBC and elsewhere that Hamas had claimed the terror attack, and subsequent reporting that the attack was coordinated jointly between Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). An analysis by The Israel Project from early October called attention to a joint war room set up by Hamas and PIJ, noting it as a potential signal that Hamas was preparing to escalate its conflict with Israel.
Hamas, an Iran-backed group that controls the Gaza Strip, has "blessed" the attack, boasting about the bombing on social media and celebrating it on Hamas TV. Sweet cakes in celebration of the Israeli wounded were handed out at the main hospital in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
The AP report on today’s Tel Aviv bombing noted it was the first since April 2006, “
The bombing was the first in the coastal city since April 2006, when a Palestinian suicide bomber killed 11 people at a sandwich stand near the city's old central bus station.
That bombing in was perpetrated by a member of Islamic Jihad. It is forever etched in the minds of Tuly and Sheryl Wultz of Weston, Florida, whose 16 year son Danny was mortally wounded in the April 2006 bombing.
In May of 2012, a Federal Judge in Washington awarded damages of $337 million to the Daniel Cantor Wultz Foundation. We posted an Iconoclast article on this significant legal decision that tied the Islamic Jihad that sponsored the suicide bomber ultimately to Syria and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The news article on the Federal court award noted:
Investigators tied the bombing to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group based in Syria’s capital, Damascus, and which claimed responsibility for the attack. Lawyers for the Wultz family presented evidence that the group has received financing and other support from both the Iranian and Syrian governments over the years — making them liable for Daniel’s death.
The lawsuit was brought under a special provision of federal law that allows U.S. citizens to bring claims against foreign governments for terrorist acts. Some $300 million of the judgment was in punitive damages designed to punish Iran and Syria for their roles in the bombing.
“When a state chooses to use terror as a policy tool — as Iran and Syria continue to do — that state forfeits its sovereign immunity and deserves unadorned condemnation,” U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth wrote in his order on Monday — six years to the day after Daniel Wultz died from his injuries after 27 days in the hospital. “Barbaric acts like the April 17, 2006, terrorist bombing have no place in civilized society.”
It is ironic that we called that US Federal Court decision a 'posthumous victory' for the late Danny Wultz and his courageous parents who brought the legal action. It is ironic because today’s terror bombing in Tel Aviv may have been perpetrated by Islamic Jihad and ultimately Iran currently fomenting a rocket war against Israel.
Tuly Wultz had joined up with David Beamer, father of 9/11 Flight 93 passengers Todd at an event at the State Capital in Tallahassee in March 2010. They talked about Islamic terrorism that claimed both of their sons. Beamer said of Tuly Wultz, a former IDF Special Forces officer:
Tuly Wultz is one fine man and his loss of his son was terrible. Tuly is a warrior, a great man.
When the Federal court decision was handed down, Wultz said:
“We don’t look for any revenge, “Our purpose in our fight is to fight terrorism. We don’t want any more Daniels to die.”
At the conclusion of our May 2012 post on the Federal Court decision arising from the 2006 Tel Aviv bombing we said:
[The Palestinian terrorists] should know that Danny’s ruah, his spirit in Hebrew, lives in Israel’s and the Jewish people’s defense of their ancestral Biblical homeland against the hate that took his life and 10 others in Tel Aviv six years ago.
That hate triggered today’s Tel Aviv bombing and the rockets raining daily on Israel from terrorist run Gaza. We hope that Israel will vanquish this threat to all Israelis. .