American Style 'Lone Gunman' Shooting Stuns Israelis

No matter what label the media chooses to put on what happened in Be'er Sheva on Monday, in the end it all comes down to four dead bodies, four destroyed futures, and four shattered families. It doesn’t matter who did it or why it was done. It is terror, pure and simple.

The initial news reports from Be'er Sheva on Monday afternoon told the country that a bank robbery had gone horribly wrong. There were four people shot to death in a bank, one woman was held hostage, and police had surrounded the scene - it seemed clear that this was a situation where a thief had been caught in the act and lashed out. This was terrible - but it was familiar. Israelis have seen foiled bank heists...