Monday, May 20, 2002

I heard about today's Netanya attack while driving back from our Shavuot holiday away. On the radio there were more accusations of the police letting their guard down - shopkeepers claimed that there was only a single officer in the Netanya market at the time of the attack. Forces had focused on the Sharon region (southeast of Netanya) due to specific warnings there. The bomber was said to be from Tulkarm in the West Bank.

There are "big attacks" (like the one in Rishon 10 days ago) - and then there are "smaller attacks" like today's which had "only" 3 fatalities. These days its only the big attacks that seem to send the country into authentic outrage or introspection. Today, updates from Netanya were solemnly and respectfully interspersed into the Macabee Tel Aviv soccer broadcast.

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