Terrorist Attack Hits Home

The younger brother of former HUMAN EVENTS intern Carrie Devorah was murdered in the suicide bombing that struck Jerusalem on January 29. Devorah, a photojournalist, took pictures for our project on religious images in federal government buildings (here and here).

On the day Goldberg was murdered by Palestinian terrorists, he had missed his usual bus while heading to work at a Jerusalem clinic. He took the next one and died with ten others. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, a terrorist group closely tied to Yassir Arafat’s Fatah Party, claimed responsibility. The bus blew up about 20 yards from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s official residence. Sharon was not home at the time. “The bomber was identified as Ali Jaara, 24, a Palestinian policeman who worked in Bethlehem, one of the few towns under the control of Mr. Arafat’s Palestinian Authority,” reported Canada’s National Post on January 30.

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham said of Goldberg, “We are profoundly saddened by the loss of a fellow Canadian and an outstanding professional. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched and helped make better.”

In an article he wrote two years ago, Goldberg said that Israelis risked becoming too used to terrorist attacks. “When our enemies pound us and we fail to react because we no longer feel the pain,” he wrote, “we are truly in a precarious position in the battle to survive.”