BY DANIEL GREENFIELD
Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.
At least one person was killed and 19 wounded in two explosions at bus stops.
Another day, another Islamic terrorist attack in Israel by the “Palestinians” who have been terrorizing Israel and the world with the support of leftists, Islamists, and international diplomats.
At least one person was killed and 19 wounded in two explosions in bus stops at separate entrances to Jerusalem on Wednesday morning, in what police are treating as a coordinated double terror attack.
The explosive placed at the scene of the first terrorist bombing attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning was a powerful device containing explosives and black metal screws made of hard material which were placed inside the device in order to increase the severity of the damage.
Hundreds of people gathered for the funeral of Aryeh Shechopek, 16, a Canadian-Israeli resident of Har Nof who was killed in the bombing attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning.
Shechopek was on his way to yeshiva and was waiting for the school bus when the bomb placed by a Palestinian terrorist detonated, mortally wounding him and injuring 18 others.
Rabbi Naftali Schreiber, the principal of the school where Shechopek learnt, eulogized him at the funeral. “A year ago, I eulogized a member of Aryeh’s class, I didn’t think I would be eulogizing another student from the same class.”
Naomi Pilichowski, an 18-year-old Israeli American was injured in the bombing at the entrance to Jerusalem on Wednesday morning.
Pilichowski is the daughter of Uri Pilichowski, a Jerusalem Post columnist and a known American-Israeli educator who works at Nefesh B’Nefesh. The family moved to Israel eight years ago.
Biden is going full speed ahead with attacking the incoming Israeli government by upgrading ties with the terrorists.
The Biden administration notified congress on Tuesday that it has appointed Hady Amr as a new special representative for Palestinian affairs, a senior State Department official said.
Why it matters: The move is an upgrade in U.S.-Palestinian relations. It is the first time the U.S. has created a Washington-based position at the State Department that is solely responsible for Palestinian Affairs.
The creation of the new post is also meant to upgrade the U.S.-Palestinian relationship and diplomatic representation as much as possible given the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, which served as the U.S. diplomatic mission to the Palestinians, has yet to reopen, according to a U.S. official.
As I reported when Biden first elevated Hady Amr, he’s a blatant terrorist sympathizer.
“I was inspired by the Palestinian intifada,” Hady Amr wrote a year after September 11, discussing his work as the national coordinator of the anti-Israel Middle East Justice Network.
Biden has now chosen Amr as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel-Palestine.
“I have news for every Israeli,” Amr ranted in one column written after Sheikh Salah Shahada, the head of Hamas’ Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was taken out by an Israeli air strike.
Amr warned that Arabs “now have televisions, and they will never, never forget what the Israeli people, the Israeli military and Israeli democracy have done to Palestinian children. And there will be thousands who will seek to avenge these brutal murders of innocents.”
He also threatened Americans that “we too shouldn’t be shocked when our military assistance to Israel and our security council vetoes that keep on protecting Israel come back to haunt us”
The future State Department official was making these threats less than a year after 9/11.
Biden’s upgrade of ties with the PLO rests on empowering a terrorist sympathizer while continuing to attack and undermine Israel even in the face of ongoing terrorist attacks on Israelis, Jews, and even on Americans.