Palestinian homicide bomber murders one grandmother

The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian homicide bomber killed a 71-year-old woman and injured over two dozen people after blowing himself up near an Israeli bus. The incompetent morron slipped and fell while trying to board the bus, but unfortunately he did manage to murder one grandmother:

"Had the bomber gotten on the bus, most of us would have been dead," she said, gesturing to the rest of the injured lying in the emergency ward at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Ramat Gan.

Instead the bomber was spotted in time, and the hero of the day was clearly Dan bus driver Baruch Noyman.

He and a fellow passenger pinned the bomber to the ground after seeing some wires sticking out of hs clothing, and screamed: "It's a terrorist!. Everybody get out of here."

I studied at Bar-Ilan University for a year and was present at that bus stop dozens of times.

I copy the full article below.





'He headed like a robot straight towards me'
By MATTHEW GUTMAN, Oct. 10, 2002
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"We are born anew,"cried Miriam Salame, 46, draping herself near collapse against the nearest solider.

Beside her, just south of the pedestrian bridge that normally takes hundreds of Bar Ilan University students to school on Route 4 lay a friend, injured by a piece of shrapnel from the suicide bomber that blew himself up shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

One woman, Saada Aharon, 71, of Ramat Gan, was killed and more than two dozen were injured. Yet Salame felt that a minor miracle had occurred.

"Had the bomber gotten on the bus, most of us would have been dead," she said, gesturing to the rest of the injured lying in the emergency ward at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Ramat Gan.

Instead the bomber was spotted in time, and the hero of the day was clearly Dan bus driver Baruch Noyman.

He and a fellow passenger pinned the bomber to the ground after seeing some wires sticking out of hs clothing, and screamed: "It's a terrorist!. Everybody get out of here."

"The bus was packed with soldiers, had the bomber managed to get on the bus well... oye va voy to us all," added Salame holding her medical report in still trembling hands.

After a few minutes Noyman and his partner felt they could no longer control the bomber and they too decided to make a run for it. The assailant rose from the ground, and began hobbling, while bleeding from a head wound, towards a gaggle of people.

"He was walking slowly directly towards me, like a robot straight towards me," said Eli Dan, 38 recovering from a shrapnel wound, who was interviewed while munching on a brownie at Tel Hashomer.

"He looked dazed, and everything seemed to happen in slow motion suddenly, everything was black, I was tossed back a few meters as he blew up in the most incredible boom I have ever heard. But I guess I was lucky."

Most of the patients, dozens of pedestrian onlookers, and the miles of grid locked cars lamented the loss of one woman's life, Aharon, who succumbed to severe injuries at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikvah.

Nevertheless the feeling that a disaster had been averted was prevalent both at the site of the attack and at Tel Hashomer.

"Had this happened on Sunday[ the start of Bar Ilan University's school year] hundreds of would have been people at the bus stop and on the bridge at the time. Who knows how many dead we would have had to cart off,"says bridge security guard "Michael,"who works for the Amicham security firm.

Shmuel Hashbal and Vered Zohar exchanged waves and smiles from across the emergency ward. The burly Hashbal, defeaned by the force of the blast, had gotten down from his truck to help what he thought was an injured man, the terrorist. After the force of the blast knocked him backwards he ran to help the injured and those in shock.

"He got me water, and held me, and was simply great, the whole situation was so hysterical" said Zohar.

"I will never go on a bus again," sobbed Orly Dadon from her hospital bed. A soldier at Tel Hashomer, she had been hit in the calf while fleeing the site.

"At first I though I lost my leg. How can we live like this anymore, everything we do something or go somewhere we fear getting blown up or shot by a terrorist?

Posted by David Melle
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