Three Times in One Month
by Betzalel Kahn
This isn't the first time this month that terrorist
organizations have succeeded in sneaking bombs into
Jerusalem's Beit Yisroel and Meah Shearim neighborhoods.
A makeshift bomb was discovered on Shivtei Yisroel Street in
front of the Ministry of Education, near Meah Shearim and
Beit Yisroel, a month ago. The bomb, made from a demolition
brick, was neutralized late at night by police sappers.
Only a few hours later, in the early hours of the morning,
calamity was averted after a bomb made of two mortar shells
was dismantled. It was discovered in a garbage bin on
Shomrei Emunim Street and neutralized by one of the
residents moments before it was about to explode. Precisely
at the time the bomb was supposed to explode, many
avreichim of the Mirrer yeshiva, as well as children
on their way to cheder and yeshiva passed by.
On Tu BeShevat, only a few meters from Shivtei Yisroel
Street, a powerful bomb was placed in a car parked on Beit
Yisroel Street at the corner of Rapoport Street. In this
case, the car exploded, but miraculously no one was hurt,
except for one person who suffered slight injuries and nine
people suffering from shock. (See larger article