The terrorists entered a dining hall where about 80 people were gathered, witnesses said, and opened fire. "There are at least seven killed," said Eli Dein, director of Israel's rescue service.
I fully expect there to be celebrating by Palestinians as news of this breaks across Gaza and the West Bank. It's what they do [ed: and here's the photographic proof].
Expect more candy to be passed out by the Palestinians: Seven people slain by two terrorists at Jewish seminary at entrance of Jerusalem, police tell AP. Terrorists also dead. (HT: anonymous emailer) The Jerusalem Post notes the following:
Two Palestinian terrorists entered the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Kiryat Moshe on Thursday night and opened fire at students inside.Once again, terrorists targeting schools. This is what they do.
Eyewitnesses said that they saw four people dead, Channel 1 reported.
Magen David Adom has confirmed casualties but the number of wounded was unknown. MDA has confirmed that one of the terrorists was killed.
One of the terrorists may have had a bomb.
The seminar is the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in the Kiryat Moshe quarter of Jerusalem, a well-known center of Jewish studies identified with the leadership of the settlement movement. It is home to several hundred students, most aged 18-30.Anyone want to take bets on which Palestinian group will be first to claim responsibility? I'm betting on the PRC or Islamic Jihad, though it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if it was Hamas or Fatah. And Fatah's al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade is now taking responsibility.
Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben Ruby said the slain gunman had an explosive belt on his body. One or two terrorists infiltrated the Mercaz Harav seminary and opened fire in all directions. One terrorist was killed in an exchange of fire.'' He said the dead gunman was wearing a vest that at first appeared to be an explosives vest turned out to be a belt holding extra ammunition.
He said students were being evacuated from the building, and police were searching from room to room, apparently in pursuit of the second terrorist.
Will we hear condemnations from Abbas over this? Or will they try to claim that this is simply terrorists trying to derail the peace process and/or acting as revenge for Israeli strikes in Gaza. (Answer - all of the above). Fatah deserves to be run into the ground, just as surely as Hamas and gives lie to the supposed separation of the political and military wings of terrorist groups - they're one in the same.
This is what happens when Israeli leaders negotiate with some terrorists and fight half assed against others. It's a rope a dope, and Israeli civilians pay with their lives.
The Palestinians or their sycophants will invariably rationalize that no matter the age of the Israelis killed, they were justifiable targets, because they'll eventually be in the Israeli military.
By that kind of rationalization, Israel could go after the jihadis in the crib too. But Israel doesn't because it has a moral center and restrains itself from going after terrorists in the midst of civilians. And when it does, it puts Israeli soldiers at risk of attack - all with the intent of minimizing civilian casualties.
Palestinian terrorists seek to maximize the carnage.
They attack schools.
This is what they do. This is the face of the terrorists who kill in the name of Islam. It is war. And Hamas and the other Palestinian terrorists do not want a two-state solution no matter how many times the media says it - they seek the elimination of Israel altogether, and killing Israelis is part and parcel of that goal.
That, and they cheer the slaughter of people in school:
In Gaza City, residents went out into the streets and fired rifles in celebration in the air after hearing news of the attack on the seminary.UPDATE:
Abbas condemns the attack. How nice, given that some reports indicate it was his own terrorist organization that carried out the attack. Make no doubt that the AAMB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fatah.
Still more reports (note that this is from Palestinian sources) that Palestinians are busy handing out sweets and celebrating the murder of Israelis at the yeshiva. Elder of Ziyon has more on the debasement of the Palestinians. Hamas is busy cheering on the jihadis who carried out the slaughter. So too, is the PRC.
The toll thus far is eight. Israel's Magen David Alom is bracing for more attacks and doubling the number of ambulances available for upcoming shifts.
The number killed by Palestinian terrorists at the yeshiva is now 10, although some reports are still indicating that eight were killed. The terrorist opened fired on the study hall, before another student with a rifle fired and killed the terrorist outside.
The 'Galilee Freedom Brigades' – an Israeli-Arab group - has claimed responsibility for the attack. The organization has claimed responsibility for several terror attacks in Israel in the past.There are conflicting reports over which terrorist group the murderous bastard belonged to, but as noted above, there's little doubt that all of them are gloating over the attack.
Initial estimates indicate the gunman was a resident of East Jerusalem and likely possessed the blue ID card given to Israeli citizens.
Some of the linkages suggest a Hizbullah connection, but I'm skeptical despite the name of the latest group to claim responsibility.
Mere Rhetoric has more.
Jammie catches the media playing games - both with omitting the terrorists from the equation and from focusing solely on the terrorists killed and not even mentioning that eight Israeli students were slaughtered by those terrorists.
Israpundit notes that the student who killed the terrorist reportedly stated that Peres and Olmert armed the terrorists. That's not all that much of a stretch. Israel did provide Fatah with weapons, which promptly fell into the hands of Hamas when Hamas kicked Fatah out of Gaza, and Fatah is still a terrorist organization regardless of whatever legitimacy it claims to have because it engages in the taqiya of negotiations with Israel and the West. Fatah figures that so long as the money keeps rolling, they'll keep saying whatever will make the donors happy.
Gateway Pundit has more, and further notes that Hamas blesses the attacks. Figures. Homicidal terrorists love to cheer on fellow travelers.
Terrorists with candy:
From the looks of the banner and the bandanna on the kids head, those are probably Hamas thugs passing out the candy.
Aussie Dave has still more photos of the Palestinians celebrating the murders of Israeli citizens.
Rusty at the Jawa Report is also following the situation and the media bias.
Welcome Michelle Malkin readers. Please note my earlier coverage of the ongoing Palestinian war against Israel (usually accessible by following the label for kassam attacks - the primary method the Palestinian terrorists have employed to maximize the carnage in Israel until today).