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November 6, 2014 7:57 pm

Fmr. Israeli NSC Chief: You Can’t Stop Someone Who Decides to Ram a Car Into Civilians (VIDEO)

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PA car terror ads. Image: NRG.

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Former Israeli National Security Council chief, Maj.-Gen. (res) Ya’akov Amidror, argued that the only action that can deter “car-bourne” terrorists is taking punitive measures against their families, Israel’s NRG News reported Thursday.

Four people have died – one an infant – and some 30 civilians and soldiers have been wounded in attacks over the past two weeks by Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad-affiliated terrorists, who mowed down pedestrians along the tracks and platforms of Jerusalem’s light rail system.

Both terrorists were shot and killed by Border Police officers at the scene.

“Even ISIS can’t be stopped in a day,” Amidror said, calling the fight against nationalistic violence in Jerusalem a long and protracted battle.

Two vehicular attacks that took place Wednesday, and two weeks ago, expose the great difficulties facing security forces trying to overcome the wave of unrest and violence in the capital, he contended.

“I cannot stop a lone terrorist who runs out in the morning, grabs the car keys and goes running people down,” Amidror said.

Maj.-Gen (res) Ya'akov Amidror. Photo: Wikipedia.

Maj.-Gen (res) Ya'akov Amidror. Photo: Wikipedia.

Now a lecturer at the Begin-Sadat Center at Bar-Ilan University, Amidror said that, under the present policies, and in accordance with the legal restrictions imposed on the Israeli security forces, the odds for eradicating similar car attacks were low.

“The guy has already made up his mind, and is working on his own – so what can we do? We can place concrete barriers at bus stops, but then the perpetrator will jump the curb and hit people that way.

“So long as he did not plan it with others, we can’t stop it,” he said.

“While it’s true that if there is a ‘different atmosphere’ then the lone terrorist may not be tempted to act, but the atmosphere among Jerusalem’s Arabs is not dependent on us,” he said.

However, he added, “By punishing the terrorists’ families, some will be deterred. The terrorist who knows with certainty that his family will suffer will think twice before committing the deed.”

But, Amidror concluded, taking such steps would require legislative changes that Israel is either unable or unwilling to consider.

Watch a clip of the latest riots by the capital’s Arab youth against security forces:

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  • Jonah

    This dilemma is exactly why scripture says two thirds of Israel will be killed during the tribulation. Israel is similar to America. Every time we set out to destroy thost that want our demise the ACLU and the liberals defend the enemy and argue in courts something akin to…but it’s only fair that we allow our citizens to be killed because we deserve what we are getting based upon our nations treatment ofthose individuals in the past. They change the rules of engagement on the battlefield so our soldiers are at adistinct disadvantage. How can you win a war when the liberal side of your government is rooting for the wrong team. Now when scripture was talking about two thirds of Isrsel being killed I believe God means two third of the worlds Jews. That leaves some hope for Israel if they will come out from under the liberal ether. The parameters for defending yourself when left with the liberals hog ties your nation and sets you up for the slaughter. Islam knows this they know the western world has gone insane when it comes to defending itself.

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    I am currently living in the Center of Jerusalem. The light rail is just meters from the front door of the apartment building where I reside. It is unbelievable that Palestinian drivers would be so full of hate and so willing to die murdering and maiming innocent people–Jews, Muslims, and Christians–waiting for the train! I sincerely hope that the government decides that the lives of israeli citizens as well as those of tourists are extremely important to protect. Why couldn’t a dozen soldiers be stationed at every platform with orders to shoot to kill any motorist who mounts his car on a platform and intends to murder innocent passengers. Yes, that would be an extreme solution to an ultra extreme problem. Human life is sacrosanct in our society, and it must be protected at any cost!

    Israel must inform the Arabs that any disturbances or attacks will be dealt with ejection of those people, their property and assets will be confiscated and sold, the proceeds will go to a fund that compensates their victims and the area will be off limits to the Arabs.
    This is the land of Israel the Jewish home for Millenniums and any threats or violent actions against the Jewish people or visitors will be dealt with the most extreme action by the Israeli authorities.
    The Jewish people have the right to live in peace and harmony without threats or fear of violence and intimidation.
    The Israeli government prides itself that it gives access to all people for all religions to worship at any and all religious sites. How come Jews cannot have access to all religious sites and allowed to pray, this is unacceptable. It demonstrate the lack of will to provide all Jews the religious freedoms they deserve in their own homeland.
    Judea and Samaria is Jewish land and Jews must be permitted to settle anywhere in Judea and Samaria (See the San Remo Treaty 1920 that is Israel’s Magna Carta which terms are in affect today).
    It is insanity to try and make peace with people who are telling everyone that they want to kill all the Jews and have no respect for human life. In view of the escalating terror and violence in Jerusalem and elsewhere.
    Any capitulation or concessions to the Arab-Palestinians is seen as a weakness to the Arabs and they will not abide by any of their agreements or promises.
    Israel must exercise the iron hand of zero tolerance to terror and violence, no holds barred.
    If vehicular terror continues, no Arab will be permitted to drive in Israel’s controlled territory and if that is not enough other measures will be instituted.
    If the Local Arab population cannot control their masses, they all will suffer the consequences.
    Ariel Sharon after the 1973 Yom Kippur War warned the Arab leaders in Greater Israel that if any Arabs in their neighborhoods, villages and cities cause violence and mayhem he is holding them responsible and he will come after them.
    That worked very well.
    I think it is time to exercise the same terms today.
    YJ Draiman
    1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
    2 Upon the willows in the midst thereof we hanged up our harps.
    3 For there they that led us captive asked of us words of song, and our tormentors asked of us mirth: {N}
    ‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion.’
    4 How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a foreign land?
    5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
    6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; {N}
    if I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy.
    7 Remember, O LORD, against the children of Edom the day of Jerusalem; {N}
    who said: ‘Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.’
    8 O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed; {N}
    happy shall he be, that repayeth thee as thou hast served us.
    9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock. {P}
    Jerusalem In My Heart – Peace is the noblest of aspirations, but can one always say, “Peace at any price”?