For jihadis and Islamic supremacists in general, the founding of the State of Israel was a nakba (catastrophe). This, however, is not.
“‘Driver in Tel Aviv truck rampage shouted death to Jews,'” by Yaakov Lappin in the Jerusalem Post, May 15 (thanks to Sam):
A witness who claims he stopped the driver who hit several cars on Tel Aviv’s Bar Lev Street Sunday in what police called a suspected terror attack said he initially thought the driver had just lost control of his brakes.
Arik Levy told Israel Radio that when he went to go help the driver, he saw him continue to hit cars and street lights, and heard him saying “Allahu Akbar” and “death to Jews.”
Levy said he ran up to the driver, the two struggled for a short time, and then police arrived at the scene after 10 minutes.
Another witness who saw the incident told The Jerusalem Post the driver “looked crazy.”
The eye witness, 18-year-old Natalie, said she saw the truck driver driving in zigzags, and “deliberately hitting everything he saw.”
“It was obvious it was deliberate,” she said. “He was looking at the road and then back down at his wheel. He looked crazy.”
Bar Lev street was strewn with wreckage, with several badly-damaged vehicles parked in different areas on the street. Some of the vehicles were lying in the middle of the dividing fence in the opposing traffic lane, street signs were flattened and there was glass on street….
“Driver’s mom: My son doesn’t kill Jews,” by Hassan Shaalan for Ynet News, May 15 (thanks to Sam):
The family of a 23-year-old Kfar Kassem resident, Islam Ibrahim Issa, strongly denies his involvement in a terror attack in Tel Aviv on Sunday. “He was probably tired,” a relative told Ynet.
The truck driver who ran over some 15 vehicles and caused the death of one person and injured 17 others, is currently being questioned by police.
During questioning, the Issa [sic] told police his tire had exploded causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Meanwhile all of the eyewitnesses on location are certain it was a terror attack.
“He had murder in his eyes,” claimed the driver of a bus hit by the truck.
“I was driving on the Lod road and saw from a distance a truck running over cars from all directions. I saw the truck approaching me and decided to turn right. I immediately realized it was a terror attack because of Nakba Day.”
Other witnesses said the truck driver got out of the truck and tried to assault a woman with a traffic light that had collapsed. […]
“My son doesn’t kill Jews,” Issa’s mother insisted. “I can’t wait to talk to him already, hear what happened and how he’s feeling. I’m asking the Israeli government to support him and prove to everyone that our son has nothing to do with the attack, and that it’s just the cause of a regular accident.
“My son is the breadwinner of the family. He built our house, bought a car. He has a lot of ambitions in life. He doesn’t even know how to curse and has always been kind to anyone he met.”
“Everything that’s happened to him is due to his tire exploding. That’s why he lost control of the steering wheel,” she added.[…]
The relative added that the suspect “has no connections to organizations like Hamas or Fatah. He’s not involved in politics at all. This accident has nothing to do with Nakba Day. We believe it happened because he was probably tired or something.”…
Yes, his tire exploded because he was tired, and then he had the energy to run over fifteen vehicles and attack a woman with a fallen traffic light. Islam Issa was “tired” the way Rageit Almurisi was looking for the bathroom.
And the idea that because he had no ties to Hamas or Fatah, he must not be a terrorist, can only be convincing to someone who doesn’t know that it is possible for a Muslim to read the Qur’an and decide that plowing his vehicle into crowds of Infidels is something that would please Allah a great deal.