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Jerusalem Shooter Identified

Headline: Gunman in Jerusalem Attack Identified

Thousands mourned the victims of yesterday's shooting attack at a Jewish Seminary in Jerusalem. The attack happened Thursday night and killed at least eight students, wounding at least nine others — three of them seriously — according to Israeli police. The victims of the attack were between 15 and 26 years old.

The gunman has been identified as Ala Abu Dhaim. According to his family in Arab East Jerusalem, he had once worked as a driver for the seminary. Yesterday's attack was the first attack inside Jerusalem in four years and the deadliest attack on Israeli civilians in almost two years. Hamas did not take responsibility for the incident, but said, “We bless the operation. It will not be the last.”

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kia kia 9 years
One of my co-workers almost lost it today when he was reading an article about this and learned that one of the injured is a former teacher of his. So sad to attack a seminary... or anyone like this.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
It just takes a few mindless people to ruin it for everyone!
cubadog cubadog 9 years
One of the factories I work with is in Israel and thankfully not everyone that lives there is so full of hate. While I do not condone what is happening in Israel I can say that the factory employs many different people with very differing beliefs and they are all friends.
JuliusCaesar JuliusCaesar 9 years
What an awful tragedy. I feel for the relatives and friends of those killed. But I think both political sides are to blame. If they could just put their egos to the side for a minute and do what's in the best interests of their people then casualties on both sides would end. I agree with what Nyaradzom said - it's the innocent people that suffer. And with minaminamina too, the crisis and deaths in Gaza ought to be reported here too.
JuliusCaesar JuliusCaesar 9 years
What an awful tragedy. I feel for the relatives and friends of those killed. But I think both political sides are to blame. If they could just put their egos to the side for a minute and do what's in the best interests of their people then casualties on both sides would end. I agree with what Nyaradzom said - it's the innocent people that suffer. And with minaminamina too, the crisis and deaths in Gaza ought to be reported here too.
minaminamina minaminamina 9 years
That's horrible, I hope the victims families can find peace in their hearts one day. CitizenSugar, where are the reports on the thousands of civilians with no food, power, or water in Gaza? Gaza is being starved out right now by the Israeli army - I think we should be exposed to ALL the tragedies in America, to understand where our $3 billion/year gift to Israel goes, and how it is harming innocent people on both sides.
minaminamina minaminamina 9 years
That's horrible, I hope the victims families can find peace in their hearts one day.CitizenSugar, where are the reports on the thousands of civilians with no food, power, or water in Gaza? Gaza is being starved out right now by the Israeli army - I think we should be exposed to ALL the tragedies in America, to understand where our $3 billion/year gift to Israel goes, and how it is harming innocent people on both sides.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Me too, Mandy. :( How terribly sad. Blessing murder? Come on now. This pains me so. I agree with you, Jude. Very very much.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Me too, Mandy. :( How terribly sad.Blessing murder? Come on now. This pains me so.I agree with you, Jude. Very very much.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
I feel for the innocent jewish people and the innocent Palestinians who don't advocate hate, don't want anymore fighting and certainly don't bless this, it's those people especially the Palestinians who are caught in the cross hairs of this stupid unncessary f**king conflict over who has rights over a freaking piece of land!!!!!!!!!! I am so sick of this, so so sick and I can't even imagine what it must be like for the families of those who were shot.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Thank you, nya and Ponyman! Any organization that rejoices in and encourages the murder of innocents and children does not deserve the support of any civilized nation.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Thank you, nya and Ponyman!Any organization that rejoices in and encourages the murder of innocents and children does not deserve the support of any civilized nation.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
That picture is heart-wrenching. It made tears instantly form.
Ponyman Ponyman 9 years
I feel for any suffering people until I see that they rejoice in the creating the suffering and death of others. I don't care what religion you are, you aren't practicing it and I am a US Citizen and I no longer want my tax dollars going to feeding a bunch of death mongers. If these people would put half the energy they have into killing people into a better future for their country and their children, they could rule the middle east! Instead, they rather continue killing people and rejoicing about it.
Ponyman Ponyman 9 years
I feel for any suffering people until I see that they rejoice in the creating the suffering and death of others. I don't care what religion you are, you aren't practicing it and I am a US Citizen and I no longer want my tax dollars going to feeding a bunch of death mongers. If these people would put half the energy they have into killing people into a better future for their country and their children, they could rule the middle east! Instead, they rather continue killing people and rejoicing about it.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
I agree w/ you Nya! :IRK: :MOB:
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
I agree w/ you Nya! :IRK::MOB:
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
how can you bless murder?? It's the HAMAS' of the world that make it difficut to be a muslim!!!!
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