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I moved from dank, dark North Manchester, U.K. to Karmiel, Western Galilee, Israel in March 2010. It is, believe me, one of the sunniest, loveliest towns on earth. With a background in local Jewish journalism I continue to write freelance. I manage several blogs, have  appeared on Technorati and Blogcritics and now contribute to the online magazine, 'Live Encounters'. My main blog is Alwayswriteagain (http://wwwalwayswriteagain.blogspot.com

Saturday, 7 August 2010


  • Two gun-shots ripped through the pre-Sabbath quiet of Rabin, Karmiel on Friday afternoon.


  • Frightened residents of Ha'Haganah Street, where the incident occurred at 3.43 p.m. local time,  rushed to their    balconies to witness several police detonating a bright green cylinder with the gun from a 'robot rover' similar to those used by soldiers in Northern Ireland during "The Troubles" which concluded in the late 1990s. Four police vehicles were used during the incident - three of them blocked the street at both ends.
  • When the second blast occurred several people ran back indoors for shelter as they feared that a stray bullet may ricochet towards them.
  • But the remainder of the operation passed without incident.







  • Rabin is a quiet residential area with a wide mix of Russian and European immigrants, native Jewish-Israeli and Arab-Israeli residents.




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