I mentioned last week on Facebook and in emails to friends that the timing of this bus-stop bomb was not serendipitous: children are on their way home from school, as are working mothers with young children, around the time our blood-thirsty cousins detonated their shrapnel-filled mass murder device. Maximum death and carnage was the plan, and killing young mothers and children was even better.
The names and ages of some of the victims most in need of tehillim, courtesy of Jameel at the Muqata:
Who are the wounded from the Jerusalem Bomb Attack this past Wednesday?
Odelia Nechama bat Michal who is in 9th grade, and was severely injured in her head, on her way home from Ulpana. She suffered serious head injuries and is in intensive care. Her life is still in danger.
Leah Bracha bat Shoshana Batya, a 19-year old seminary student from the US. She suffered burns to her legs and arms as well as serious shock.
David ben Sara (David Amoyal), owner of the snack stand next to the bus stop. He told everyone to run away and then called the police, and was ont he p hone with them when the bomb exploded. He suffered injuries to his legs and feet and lower body. He is in moderate condition.
Ad Shapira, an 18-year old just about to complete high school. She suffered light orthopedic injuries and is in good condition in hospital.
Shaindel bat Raizel, another seminary (post high school) girl learning in Israel this year was operated on last night from the Jerusalem bombing yesterday.
Shilo ben Zehava Ofra, a 15-year old, who suffered burns and fractures to his legs and lower abdomen. He is sedated in intensive care.
Daniel Yehuda ben Rachel Nurit, a 13-year old, who suffered lacerations and shrapnel injuries to his lower extremities, and is likely to be released from the hospital before Shabbat.
Elchanan Ovadia ben Alona, a 14-year old, who suffered serious injuries to his feet. One ankle and three of his toes were crushed. He has had one operation and will require more surgery. He will likely be in the hospital at least 2-3 weeks.
Netanel ben Shlomit, an 18-year old who works as a security guard at the bus station. He was injured in teh abdomen and had surgery. He is now recuperating in the hospital.
Yisrael ben Dina, 8th grader from Netivot.
Natan Daniel ben Shulamit is 17 years old. He is the oldest of five children in his family and was on his way to yeshiva in Migdal HaEmek yesterday when he was seriously injured in the bombing in Jerusalem. He suffered massive internal injuries and has had a number of internal organs removed.
And I'm just waiting for Goldstone or the United Nations Human Rights Commission to declare this a war crime....but I'm not holding my breath. In a world that gives a pass to Palestinian incitement to mass murder of Jews and open warfare against Israel, there are no moral boundaries left.