Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy
How many degrees of separation are there between the average Israeli and somebody who has been killed by a terrorist?
Malka Chana Roth, the 15 year old daughter of a very good friend was killed along with 14 others in the Sbarro explosion (9th August 2001) in Jerusalem.Â
Â This occurred about 300 meters away from where I was living at the time.
Â Over an approximately 14 year stretch I was living near the center of Jerusalem:
Â In that time several buses with their passengers were blown up, there was the Sbarro explosion, another restaurant explosion, and an explosion in the main street, and maybe other incidents that I no longer remember or never knew about.
Â Hundreds of people were literally killed or injured.
One of my sons was travelling in a bus that Arab terrorists fired upon. A woman was killed and several children (schoolmates of my son) were seriously injured.
All of my children had schoolmates or friends who were victims of Arab terror attacks.
A son of mine was standing outside a grocery store when he began talking to a young man a little older than himself.
Â The person had very recently got married, had just bought a house, was optimistic about the future, and was giving the impression as to how happy he was.
Â My son went away feeling happy for the young man.
Â The next day the young man was deliberately run over and killed by a truck driven by an Arab terrorist.
Â The mother of my son was in a car when an Arab with a rock came up and started bashing the windscreen in.
Other people I know can relate similar experiences.
Â If I think back I could remember more such examples.
Â If this, as I am, is what I can recall then it stands to reason that more involved personalities can probably say much more.
Pat Robbins commented:
GENESIS 6:13 And God said unto Noah: 'The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence (Hebrew word here is: HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.