|Scene of terror attack in Pisgat Zeev neighborhood of Jerusalem on Oct 12. 13-year-old boy riding his bike critically wounded. Copyright: Israel Police|
As a survivor of a terror attack, I find myself less afraid and more fatalistic. There have been terrorists who've managed to attack Jews in their own homes and communities, so hiding at home does seem rather silly.
|Body of victim removed from scene of terror attack on bus in Jerusalem Copyright: GPO/Kobi Gideon|
And this "wave" of Arab terror attacks is in unpredictable places, so, davka, your "safe spot" may be the next target. Nobody knows and nobody can predict it.
But there are a couple of ways to reduce your chances of being the target of the Arab terrorist. Terrorists aren't brave. They look for the weakest, most vulnerable to attack.
- If you're moving and not standing around, you're safer. That means that it may be a good time to walk and not take a bus. That is one of the reasons I walked from the String Bridge to Piccolino Restaurant, Yoel Solomon Street, Nachalat Shiva last night. I had exactly the right time needed for the lovely walk, which reduced my chance of being attacked at a bus stop.
- Being alert means no listening to music, lectures or a telephone call while outdoors. No earphones! Pay attention to everything going on around you.
- And no texting and reading while out in public.