David, with 3 dead and 57 wounded, a silver lining is difficult to find. But if there’s one, it must be that this attack was not more severe. The terrorists’ means seem to have been limited. Jabr Duwait, the attacker, used a Caterpillar, meant to be used for construction projects, as his murder weapon. This suggests that the Israeli Defense Force is successfully limiting the influx of violent, more deadly, armament–e.g. guns and bombs.
The threat of terror in Jerusalem, I think, was previously at its lowest point since September 2000. This is largely a testament to the success of the security fence, which limits infiltration from the PA-controlled areas. Given the nature of today’s attack, it seems that those who are able to make their way into the Jewish areas of Israel–or, in this particular case, those who have free access to the Jewish areas–are often unable to be as armored as they would like.