Events don’t invariably play out exactly as the perpetrator intends. Take the case of a Palestinian man who stabbed a 7o-year-old woman outside Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station Wednesday evening for no reason other than that she was an Israeli and, therefore, deserving of death. The would-be killer got his pound of flesh. Unfortunately for him, it was his own. He was shot dead at the scene by security forces. His victim, meantime, was taken to an area hospital with multiple stab wounds where she is expected to survive.
Such are the vagaries of the terrorist game. Sometimes you leave a casualty behind. Other times you become it.
But when these attacks on innocent lives go as planned, the sheer joy of killing Jews is something to be savored, relived even. Hence a very depraved “reenactment” video of a successful bus attack the day before that actually left two Israelis dead:
If this isn’t the product of a diseased mind — of an ideology grounded in hatred that is as irrational as it is blind — then I don’t know what it.
For the record, Tuesday witnessed a total of four terror attacks, all carried out in the space of two hours, but who’s counting?