The Post I Didn’t Want To Write

Today is Tu b’Av, often described (rather inaccurately) as “the Jewish Valentine’s Day“. The shops are filled with love-themed gifts, such as heart-shaped cushions, and sexy underwear decorated with hearts (as with the overly-commercialised St. Valentine’s Day in the West, “love” as been replaced by sex), and florist shops enjoy a boom in sales.

That is what I wanted and intended to write about. But fate intervened, in the person of a despicable, homicidal  “Palestinian” terrorist, Muhammed Tareq Dar Yousef from the village of Kobar, the same village which was the home of his cousin who invaded a private home in the Jewish village of  Neve Tzuf/Halamish  a year ago, and murdered three members of the Salomon family.

Yesterday evening,  this murderous “Palestinian” village notched up another foul act of terrorism to its “credit” when Muhammed Yousef climbed over the fence of the village of Adam, a gated community not far from Jerusalem which is generally regarded more or less as a suburb of the Capital, and stabbed three people – Yotam Ovadia, a 31-year-old father of two, who was stabbed repeatedly and who later died of his wounds, a man of 58 who is still in hospital but whose condition is said to be improving, and a man of 41, who was lightly wounded but who was carrying a gun with which he managed to shoot and kill the terrorist before the latter managed to stab anyone else.

I am ready to bet you won’t read or hear about this in the media outside Israel (except maybe in the Jewish press), and if you do, it will probably be confined to a headline about how a Jewish settler “extra-judicially executed” a Palestinian  teenager.

Yotam Ovadia (HY”D) had been on his way to his parents’ home, to pick up the ingredients for a special Tu b’Av meal he had planned to make for his wife, Tal – who is now left to raise their children, 2-year-old Harel and 7-month-old Itai, on her own.

Yotam Ovadia 26July2018Adam


May God avenge his blood.

About Shimona from the Palace

Born in London, the UK, I came on Aliyah in my teens and now live in Jerusalem, where I practice law. I am a firm believer in the words of Albert Schweitzer: "There are two means of refuge from the sorrows of this world - Music and Cats." To that, you can add Literature. To curl up on the sofa with a good book, a cat at one's feet and another one on one's lap, with a classical symphony or concerto in the background - what more can a person ask for?
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4 Responses to The Post I Didn’t Want To Write

  1. David Allon says:

    Swedish TV Text have a very balanced report, and i am surprised. The attack is described correctly, but what happened to the terrorist is not mentioned. In SvD, one of the major dailies, similar description, but add that the attacker was shot by security forces.

  2. CATachresis says:

    This is the first I have heard of this at all. The British media have more important things to tell us, like how hot it is and why the railways are not working! Makes me sick!

  3. I hadn’t heard about this in the U.S., I am so sorry…this is just horrific!

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