Always fighting, everybody is on edge, and everybody is full of rage.
2. They fled to Jaffa? Well I wonder if the
bus driver was Jewish and with those two facts does anybody really need to spend much effort about the real motivation for the attack?
3. Wake Up for G-d's Sake!
Wake up Israelis! We can't afford to become carbon copies of the guys that walk away or on the other side of the road when one of us is suffering. What the hell happened here? What the hell is happening to us?
Tel Aviv Israel
4. bus attack
This is the newspaper story hoping for a scoop.What is the other side of the story??Did the driver as usual swear at the passengers. Did the driver show disdainto the passengers. Had no change--sound very strang.Maybe the passengers saw 20 sekel notes but as bus drivers do mostly lie the passengers used loud language.Tell the truth before all this bullshit
5. Most Israelis are really good about helping people in need.
This just seems so unusual that I do not believe we have got anywhere near the full story. But #2 your comment sounds as bad as the story. Unnecessary.
regarding colin's comment: even had the bus driver used foul language when speaking to the two, it does not excuse their behavior and it is appalling that you seem to imply that it would.
furthermore, regardless to whether or not we have "the full story" it is extremely sad that this type of thing can happen without anyone coming to the drivers aid (not one person could have called him an ambulance?!)
lastly, the fact that most readers commenting on this story chose to focus on whether or not the article covers the "whole story" seems to show that they missed the point entirely.
7. Up in the air on this one
Bad what happened, but only someone sitting close to the driver could give the honest, real story of of what exactly went down.
I do have memories of some bus dirivers in Chicago copping a real flip attitude with those stepping onboard the city bus, and there were similar incidents where someone was not in the mood for it, yanked the driver out of the seat, and there was Hell to pay.
8. Israelis are special partly because
they do NOT stand by doing nothing and watch harm befall others, but get involved and help. If Israel becomes like New York, London, Madrid, Paris or Seattle to name a few, filled with loolie loos afraid to help...that is scary and shameful.
9. rebecca #5
Regretfully, this is what Israel has turned into. I remember the old days. This could not have happened. Today is different :((
A Jerusalemite ,
10. Shame on them all!
Jewish-- Arab---doesn't matter... shame on all who stood by and did NOTHING and more shame on those who took pictures. There is a principle..... you reap what you sow. All who stood by will one day need help and they will be met with gawking spectators enjoying their suffering. Guaranteed.
11. Thank you #6!
At least somebody gets it! The rest of these readers could just as well have been those passengers who sat by and watched the whole thing. Amazing!
12. The same happens in European cities
This kind of indifference belongs to our "modern times" when moral values do not count.
A similar incident happened also in Budapest and nobody helped the victim
as an american jew who is about to make aliyah i am appalled and disgusted by the lack of action taken by those witnessing the event
The passengers didn't use "loud language", they used their fists and legs.