Salon has a chilling profile of Wafa Idris, the Palestinian woman who was carrying a bomb that exploded in Jerusalem a few days ago (I would refer to as a suicide bomber, but it’s not clear whether she intended to blow herself up, she may have been carrying the bomb for someone else). The chilling thing about the profile is that there’s nothing to suggest that this woman was an extremist of any kind — she didn’t wear a head scarf, and spent her time volunteering as a paramedic for the Red Crescent Society. Were I an Israeli, I think the question that would be haunting me is whether some of the suicide bombings are committed by people who are driven to suicidal depression by their day-to-day lives immersed in violence and poverty rather than by delusional Islamists on a hurry to get a one way ticket to paradise.