Israel - Islamic Jihad Targets Jews, Christians In Bus Bombing
Israel News Agency
Aviv, Israel --- November 21, 2012 ... As Hamas terror rockets
and missiles from Gaza slam into Israeli cities and towns, Islamic
terrorists took aim at a bus in Tel Aviv, Israel. Over 20 civilians
were wounded as a bomb which was left under a seat in the back
of the bus exploded turning the bus into twisted metal with blood
and human remains on the ground.
terror attack took place on Tel Aviv's Shaul Hamelech Street around
Most of the
injured were rushed to nearby Ichilov Hospital.
spokesperson stated that one person was severely injured, one
moderately and one light to moderately. The remainder of the terror
victims were lightly injured or suffering shock.
a spokesman for Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, immediately
condemned the explosion as a "terrorist attack".
attack comes as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with
Palestinian leaders in Rahmallah. Clinton was due to travel to
Cairo later in the day for meetings with Egypt President Mohamed
Morsi, who is trying to coordinate ceasefire negotiations.
Sami Abu Zuhri praised the bombing, but stopped short of claiming
blesses the attack in Tel Aviv and sees it as a natural response
to the Israeli massacres in Gaza," he told the media.
factions 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.
Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad are not interested in land,"
said an Israeli government spokesperson.
"This is not about land, this is about Islamic Jihad, murdering
as many Jews and Christians as they can. Jews and Christians are
referred to as infidels or non-believers and the Koran, the Islamic
bible, commands Muslims to attack those who do not believe in
Islam. From 9/11 in the States to the London and Madrid Islamic
terror bombings, we are engaged in a global war against Jews and
Christians. Israel is on the front line."
organizations have been calling for prayer in hopes of seeing
peace restored to the Middle East region.
Islamic Jihad strikes women and children in
Pilgrim Center of Hope, a Catholic Evangelization Ministry for
the Archdiocese of San Antonio, shared in an opinion piece that
one of the primary actions concerned believers can take is to
pray for Christians caught in the conflict whom the organization
calls "the descendants of the first followers of Jesus."
group that brings Christians and Jews together for common goals,
including the support of Israel, announced that it will increase
its funding of emergency aid for families in southern Israel.
Rocket attacks on cities in southern Israel occurred this week
and are said to be continuing as the IDF launches a wide assault
on terror activity sites and Hamas terror infrastructure in Gaza
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship)
said that $2.7 million in funds will go to an emergency and security
aid package that includes supplies for the people in communities
under fire, including Netivot, Sderot, Kiryat Malachi, Kiryat
Gat, Sdot Negev, and Eshkol.
spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Sky News: "We have
heightened security all around the Tel Aviv area in order to also
see if there are any suspects that fled the area."
Tel Aviv were said to be holding a man caught running away from
the scene moments before the bombing, and were looking for a woman
who was on the bus before the explosion.
Israel, which left Gaza in 2005 in a unilateral peace move, has
been forced into a defensive war resulting from thousands of terror
rockets and missiles falling on Israel cities and towns from Gaza.
The last time
that Tel Aviv was hit by a terror bomb blast was in April 2006,
when a Palestinian suicide bomber murdered 11 people at a sandwich
stand near the city's old central bus station.
attacks against innocent Israeli civilians are outrageous,"
said a White House spokesperson, reaffirming Washington's "unshakeable
commitment to Israel's security and our deep friendship and solidarity
with the Israeli people.
United States will stand with our Israeli allies, and provide
whatever assistance is necessary to identify and bring to justice
the perpetrators of this attack."
fighting Islamic Jihad (holy war against Jews and Christians)
on two fronts. The bombs and bullets with the IDF prepared to
enter Gaza and the exchanges of words and facts on social media
- the use of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Christian organizations have recently opened up a group on Facebook
for children in the US, Canada, South America and Europe to
offer words of support to Jewish children in Israel who have been
confined to air raid shelters.
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