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Seven Killed in Jerusalem

Headline: Terrorist Attack at Jewish Seminary in Jerusalem

Though details are still coming in, moments ago a two gunmen opened fire at a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem, killing at least eight, reports are now saying. One gunman was also wearing an explosives belt.

There hasn't been an attack like this for some time, and the scene is in chaos. More information to come as it breaks.

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pequeña pequeña 9 years
Israel has attacked Gaza twice in the last few months, in one of the attacks 54 were killed. As always, civils and specially children are the ones who die. Sadly, I think this is the Hamas reponse to that. According to a recent survey, 72% of the Israeli popolation support a peace process. I don't know the numbers from the Palestinian side, but given that they live in extremely bad conditions and they have to deal with death every day, I'm guessing that a vast majority of the population would support a peace process too. What are the goverments doing? I don't understand. Why Bush keeps supporting Israel instead of tying to put himself in an intermediate position so he can negociate? Where are the reactions from the European Comunity? Why the UN doesn't do more than condemning the attacks? This is just so sad.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
the problem is old men, with hidden agendas and the young foolish men indoctrinated int otheir web of hatred and lies.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
I'm absolutely stunned. I visited Jerusalem last year, and walked by this seminary. At the time, it made an impression on me because there were so many young guys around wearing the traditional locks of hair and full beard, and as a non-Jewish American I'm not used to that. . . But what really stayed with me was that it seemed like a very peaceful, quiet, and thoughtful place. I'm so sorry for all those who died, and their families.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Yeah, there definitely is a pattern of conflict. One of the main reasons for that is that in the Middle East, many of the countries in existence now were only created as countries--with borders and centralized governments--post-war, by the Europeans. For instance, Israel did not exist as an official "nation" a hundred years ago, no matter what Biblical and historical claims can be made for the land. Previously quite a lot of the region was decentralized and much more tribal in nature. Having arbitrary borders and new nations foisted on one is not the path to peace...
zeze zeze 9 years
I should correct myself, my comments were more toward the Arab nations' and Israel's policies/political/leaders. Not the people, the people are those who have suffered more than any other two groups in the world I think (you could also add poverty stricken Africa, but even that is not as horrific as the hundreds of years of bloodshed. But neither Israel or any Arab country knows how to just exist w/o fighting for something. I mean if we split Jerusalem down the center and avoided the thousands of lives lost wouldn't the loss of 1/2 the holy land be worth it?
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Zeze, I see your points, but as someone who has very good friends on both sides of this problem, I have to say that the vast majority of both Arabs and Israelis whom I know (and you're right, the groups do have quite a bit in common) are not violent, uncooperative, uncompromising, and disorderly at all. In fact, some of my gentlest and kindest friends are Arab and Israeli. The problem is not with the people. The problem is with governments and militaries using religion as the justification for land greed and slaughter. The only way this will be solved is if the governments and religious leaders on both sides of the problem put aside their own egos, put aside their own ambitions, put aside their own prejudices, and just listen to their people, who for the most part want only one thing: peace, so that they can live their lives without fear of being blown up any day. And yeah, the world does suck, eh?
zeze zeze 9 years
I'm to the point where I want Jerusalem turned into a shopping center. Arabs and Jews hate each other so much and the funny thing is they are 90% the same, not to generalize, but both sides are pig-headed (ironic both don't eat pork), violent, and don't know what cooperation, compromise, and order is. To make things worse, the US support of Israel only adds fuel to the fire and makes countries like Iran and Syria get into the problem. I wonder if the UN took away all their allies, all their weapons, and both sides wealth and supplied them with basic necessities if it would work out better than this national gang fight. UGH! the world sucks, today I turn on the news, Israel troops in Gaza kill #, Gunmen kill Jewish Students, NYC explosion, 22 die in Baghdad bombing, Serbia-Kosovo cant get over their frustrating.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
This is so sad. :( 3M: I hope so, but when? :(
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
This is such a crazy day. I wish for peace but I don't there will ever be peace between Israel and the Muslim States. :(
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
3M: not with the way children are indoctrinated with hate against the other side there, unfortunately. It's not hopeless, but many more things will have to change besides just the politics and what is agreed upon in meetings and summits between top leaders.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
I hope so.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
3M, I think the answer is no.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Breaks your heart.
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
It's sad to hear and raises a question that I would love to hear everyone's thoughts on: Can there be peace between Israel and the Muslim states or is it completely hopeless?
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
So sad.
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