In a very high tech world, terrorists continue to utilize low tech means to carry out death and destruction. Yet again, a large vehicle has been used to mow down victims, this time in Israel.
Forget gun control — what about truck control?
The Daily Mail reports, Four people have been killed and at least 15 have been injured after a suspected Palestinian terrorist rammed his truck into pedestrians in a Jerusalem street.
According to Israeli police, the driver has been shot dead.
An eyewitness said the soldiers had disembarked a bus when the killer veered his truck onto the grass where they were standing and mowed them down.The terrorist then reversed over his victims and was shot dead after soldiers fired at least 18 rounds into his cab. It is understood that at least ten people were trapped underneath the truck.
Israel’s rescue service MDA says at least 15 soldiers have been wounded, including two critically.
Police said the dead, three women and one man, were all in their twenties.
An Israeli bus driver who witnessed the incident said on the radio the truck plowed into a group of soldiers, and that they fired on the driver, who reversed direction and ran over them again.
‘They shot him, until they neutralized him,’ said the bus driver, who gave his name only as Moshe.
Since last year, Palestinian attackers have killed 36 Israelis and two visiting Americans in a series of mostly stabbing attacks.
Trucks, pressure cooker bombs, knives…terrorists will use any means at their disposal to cause mass death. It’s not an issue of “gun control” but of ideology. In the case of Islamic jihadism, Marshall McLuhan is wrong. It’s not the medium; it’s the message.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]