IsraPundit

WE'VE MOVED! IsraPundit has relocated to www.israpundit.com. Click here to go there now.
News and views on Israel, Zionism and the war on terrorism.

August 31, 2002

Israeli police are set to distribute a pamphlet that explains how to spot a suicide-bomber:
In the pamphlet, the police listed several basic external and behavioral signs that should raise public suspicions:
  • Unseasonable dress;
  • Youth who are attempting to blend into crowds, when they do not seem to belong;
  • Conspicuous, bulky dress;
  • Repeated and nervous handling of parts of clothing;
  • Profuse sweating, slow-paced walking while focusing on sides;
  • Attempts to maintain distance from security personnel, and hesitant, nervous muttering.

It's strange that Palestinian suicide-bombers should bear such a startling resemblance to homeless people and escaped mental patients.