Terror on the Beach

Dannih90

Member
#2
Just watched the show on the BBC, interesting to see more of a timeline of the events and hear from eye witnesses as the media as always just referenced snip bits.
Unfortunately didn't portray Tunisia in a good light at all (30 minutes for police to show up apparently) but did show the kindness of Tunisians and their genuine concern for the Tourists affected.
Such a shame, but it also highlighted how many tourists do not check the FCO advise before travelling, many didn't know of the previous attempts.
Would be interesting to know if anyone else watched it...
 

YOLO

Member
#3
I've missed the show but i will Watch it later.

Just wanna add something ,our war on terror begins with ( ISIL ) but it does not end there...it will not end until every terrorist group of global reach..has been found...stopped and defeated....
 

Jane BM

Well-Known Member
#4
Just watched the show on the BBC, interesting to see more of a timeline of the events and hear from eye witnesses as the media as always just referenced snip bits.
Unfortunately didn't portray Tunisia in a good light at all (30 minutes for police to show up apparently) but did show the kindness of Tunisians and their genuine concern for the Tourists affected.
Such a shame, but it also highlighted how many tourists do not check the FCO advise before travelling, many didn't know of the previous attempts.
Would be interesting to know if anyone else watched it...
Yes I watched it....I think it showed the amazing bravery and selfless acts of the hotel workers, shop owners, workers, however also showed the total inefficiency of the police and security at the time....sad state of affairs to be honest.
 

Kris

Administrator
Staff member
#5
It showed what we often say on this forum that people come to Tunisia without learning anything about Tunisia.

That goes both ways safety and also culture/history.

Tunisian people came across well but the security services should have shot that guy in under 5 minutes
 

Essem

Moderator
Staff member
#6
I watched it too and agree that the authorities/government were neither equipped nor ready for an attack like this despite there having been warnings given by IS.

And a policeman "scared" to shoot - that has to be a first!!

In 1987 Islamic fundamentalists wre suspected of bombing hotels Monastir and Sousse and the MI described both as isolated acts. One English woman had to have her foot/leg amputated.

http://articles.latimes.com/1987-08-03/news/mn-586_1_homemade-bombs

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1987-08-04/news/0180450194_1_hotel-in-monastir-tunisia-beach-hotel
 
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annibee

Well-Known Member
#7
i watched it also and i think it would be a good idea to give the local tunisians who were so brave the jobs of the police
 

Jane BM

Well-Known Member
#8
i watched it also and i think it would be a good idea to give the local tunisians who were so brave the jobs of the police
Well they certainly were the braver!!!
 

Trulymadlydeeply

Well-Known Member
#9
We all knew of the Bardo attack in March but did anyone else know about the threats from ISIS? I saw the one with regards to tunisair before I travelled and took the risk. Thank God we returned home 2 days before the murders!!

If I was travelling to Tunisia for the first time I'd look at the hotel its surroundings for things to do and see. Don't think I'd look for Isis threats?!

I still travel on the London Underground without giving it a second thought!! Have been to Anerica too wasn't in my mind of any terrorism.

Nothing has happened since toward tourists or foreigners living there, the whole scare is due to incompetent police and anti terrorism workers. Far too unprofessional lack discipline and any sort of structure!!
 

shona

Member
#10
I watched, so shocked about police but at least it answered the question as to who the second gun man was, would love to hear his story,
 

magicshaz

Member
#11
Just watched the show on the BBC, interesting to see more of a timeline of the events and hear from eye witnesses as the media as always just referenced snip bits.
Unfortunately didn't portray Tunisia in a good light at all (30 minutes for police to show up apparently) but did show the kindness of Tunisians and their genuine concern for the Tourists affected.
Such a shame, but it also highlighted how many tourists do not check the FCO advise before travelling, many didn't know of the previous attempts.
Would be interesting to know if anyone else watched it...
Yes I watched. Funny tho there is a police checkpoint on the roundabout as you enter PEK but those police remained in situ...Also, big appreciation to the Tunisian holiday maker who took the gun off the beach policeman that didn't fire bcz had had not been given the order to do so, if he had even taken Rezgui out at the legs, lives would have been saved. The Tunisian who took the gun was thought to have been second terrorist and could have lost his life. Rezgui was seen for 3 consecutive days running along that beach, at around same time. When my partner and friends saw him the second time they thought it odd, when seeing him the third time they got suspicious but there was no one to report suspicion too. They were not on beach on the Friday. Now animation teams, travelling entertainers, all jobless, hotels running on minimum staff. So much for Rezgui being "Muslim". No Muslim I know would do such a thing or put fellow Muslims into a state of financial hardship. I do wish BBC etc drop the term Islamic State, and call them what Arabs call them. DAESH, take the "Islamic" out of their title bcz that is damaging to true Muslims, and DAESH hate it.
 

YOLO

Member
#12
Yes I watched. Funny tho there is a police checkpoint on the roundabout as you enter PEK but those police remained in situ...Also, big appreciation to the Tunisian holiday maker who took the gun off the beach policeman that didn't fire bcz had had not been given the order to do so, if he had even taken Rezgui out at the legs, lives would have been saved. The Tunisian who took the gun was thought to have been second terrorist and could have lost his life. Rezgui was seen for 3 consecutive days running along that beach, at around same time. When my partner and friends saw him the second time they thought it odd, when seeing him the third time they got suspicious but there was no one to report suspicion too. They were not on beach on the Friday. Now animation teams, travelling entertainers, all jobless, hotels running on minimum staff. So much for Rezgui being "Muslim". No Muslim I know would do such a thing or put fellow Muslims into a state of financial hardship. I do wish BBC etc drop the term Islamic State, and call them what Arabs call them. DAESH, take the "Islamic" out of their title bcz that is damaging to true Muslims, and DAESH hate it.
I missed the show, can you give me the link to watch it?
 

magicshaz

Member
#13
We all knew of the Bardo attack in March but did anyone else know about the threats from ISIS? I saw the one with regards to tunisair before I travelled and took the risk. Thank God we returned home 2 days before the murders!!

If I was travelling to Tunisia for the first time I'd look at the hotel its surroundings for things to do and see. Don't think I'd look for Isis threats?!

I still travel on the London Underground without giving it a second thought!! Have been to Anerica too wasn't in my mind of any terrorism.

Nothing has happened since toward tourists or foreigners living there, the whole scare is due to incompetent police and anti terrorism workers. Far too unprofessional lack discipline and any sort of structure!!
I was there beginning July, was due home on 12th. On 9th, started getting frantic "get home now" texts n calls from my travel agent "imminent threat"... I stayed and completed my holiday, did not feel threatened, but then I was with my partner and friends (Tunisians). I called home on the 10th (as my FB had mysteriously vanished) And my partner and his friend both spoke to my mum to say I was safe and being looked after. The streets were practically empty except for police, army and national guard vehicles and taxis. This was just outside PEK on road to Sousse. Security was high on Dreams Beach, armed police on foot, horseback, ribs and JETSSKIS!! FCO should not have "banned" travel to Tunisia. Played into the hands of DAESH. Even my partner has had invite to join them (via social media). Very sly how they do it, but he has strong mind and saw through it, as he said thou, others are so desperate for money to help family, they get sucked in...
 

magicshaz

Member
#14
I missed the show, can you give me the link to watch it?
BBC iPlayer"terror on the beach"... I don't have link but it is on here in another post
 

magicshaz

Member
#15
i watched it also and i think it would be a good idea to give the local tunisians who were so brave the jobs of the police
That was supposed to be LIKE... My bloody phone!
 

Trulymadlydeeply

Well-Known Member
#17
When the alledged 2nd gunman was then rightly described as having taking the cowardly police mans gun and chasing Rezgui I immediately thought he was an animator as they usually wear red shorts and those workers on the beach were too!! Tragic really tragic...
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#18
Tunisia terror attacks: "People are travelling the world to...


People are buying Smile for Joel wristbands and posting pictures of themselves wearing them across the globe in memory of Midland victims Joel Richards had a bucket list of places across the world he wanted to visit when he was killed in the Tunisian terror attacks with his grandfather and uncle a year ago. Now, supporters are coming together to carry out his wishes, buying wristbands and taking photographs of themselves across the globe in Joel's name.

 

ROULLA

Registered User
#19
for Joel Richards, Walsall FC fan killed in Tunisia terror attack
Posted: July 22, 2016


Joel Richards.

A DAY of celebration and reflection will take place in memory of a Walsall FC fan killed in the Tunisia terror attack as a legacy fund is launched in his name.
Joel Richards, 19, was with his uncle, brother and grandfather at the beach resort of El Kantaoui near Sousse when an ISIS fanatic gunned down holidaymakers last year.

The former referee was announced as The Birmingham County FA's referee of the year last year and it has now been revealed that the FA will host a day of celebration and reflection at the Ray Hall Lane headquarters on Sunday, July 31 to mark the official launch of the Joel Richards Legacy Fund.

The fund will honour Joel's memory and leave a lasting legacy. It will take the form of a bursary fund that local young coaches, referees and volunteers can apply to have access to. By applying, individuals will have the opportunity to receive funding to help support their progression through their football journey – something that was taken away from Joel.

Kirsty Dixon, chair of Birmingham FA's Youth Council, said: "Joel was an amazing role model, inspiring young people throughout all areas of football, refereeing, coaching and volunteering. Joel dedicated his time to support as many people as possible, and always knew how to put a smile on your face.

"His legacy will continue through the many awards in his name, and now the Joel Richards Legacy Fund. We hope to continue the support he personally provided through the fund, which will benefit many – especially those who need some support to kick-start or help them on their own football journey."
Birmingham County FA will be hosting a day full of activities with a headline match taking place in the afternoon to officially launch and raise awareness of the Fund, whilst raising money on the day.

Friends, family and colleagues will be taking part in the match, with a special celebrity guest to be confirmed.

A Young Leadership and Referee Workshop will take place from 10.15am to noon, a development session will go from noon to 12.30pm with primary school activities 12.30pm-1.30pm and the match from 2-4pm.

All are welcome to attend with entry made by donations to the fund. Those unable to attend but wishing to make a donation can do so online via BACS with the following details:

Account Name: BCFA Joel Legacy Fund

Sort Code: 30-99-06

Account Number: 07612619
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#20
Terrorist attacks in Tunisia: support for people affected

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
First published:
27 July 2016
Part of:
Counter-terrorism
This page provides information on the support available for those affected by the terrorist attacks in Tunisia.

Contents
  1. Consultation on the permanent 2015 Sousse and Bardo memorial
  2. Support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
  3. Compensation and support
  4. Mental health check and treatment
  5. Support from other organisations
  6. Ministerial committee
  7. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Consultation on the permanent 2015 Sousse and Bardo memorial
Give your views on establishing a memorial.

The consultation is open from 12 July to 9 August 2016.

Support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
The FCO continues to provide support through a Sousse support team. You can reach them on 0207 008 7641 (during working hours) or by e-mail at [email protected].

People bereaved in the Tunisia attacks are being supported by Police Family Liaison Officers.

Anyone feeling unwell, or overwhelmed and unable to cope as a result of their experience should speak to their GP or call NHS 111. Remember to tell them that you were in Tunisia at the time of the attack.

Compensation and support
If you’ve been bereaved or injured in the attacks you may be entitled to compensation under theVictim of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority can provide further advice on applying for compensation.

Find out more about financial help if you become disabled. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) also provides advice about a range of payments and benefits relating to bereavement.

People who returned to the UK early as a result of the Tunisia attacks should contact their tour operator to find out what additional support is available.

Mental health check and treatment
A Department of Health scheme has been launched for those affected by the terrorist attacks in Tunisia.

Support from other organisations
For all those affected by the attacks, practical and emotional support is available from a range of other organisations:

  • Contact the Victims’ Information Servicefor information on your entitlement to support, and the local arrangements for its provision. The information line 0808 168 9293 (freephone) provides immediate emotional and practical assistance, while referring victims to local arrangements as quickly as possible.

  • Victim Support can offer emotional and practical support to anyone personally affected by the Tunisia attack. You can contact them through their free 24/7 helpline on: 0808 28 111 36.

  • Disaster Action has now stopped operating but their website is still live and includes a free leaflet series, ‘When Disaster Strikes’, which has been written for bereaved people and survivors by those who have been similarly affected by disaster.

  • Cruse Bereavement Care offers support when someone dies, through services available throughout the UK. You can contact their telephone helpline on 0844 477 9400 (Monday and Friday, 9.30 to 5pm and until 8pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, except bank holidays), or at[email protected]. Cruse also provides specific support for young people through a dedicated telephone line: 0808 808 1677 and website, Hope Again.
Ministerial committee
Following the terrorist attack in Sousse on 26 June 2015, and the attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis on 18 March 2015, the Prime Minister asked Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood to chair a ministerial committee.

The committee was set up to ensure that all British nationals affected by the attacks are properly supported by the government. It will also oversee arrangements for memorial events relating to the Tunisia attacks, including a permanent memorial.

The committee met for the first time on 22 July 2015. A cross-government unit will support the ministerial committee in ensuring that families get the right help.

Read more about the committee and its members.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Initially when someone has been exposed to traumatic events and showing signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they should be assessed by a General Practitioner (GP) who will then refer the patient on to a specialist service. For the first few weeks, the intervention from the professional providing mental health care is ‘watchful waiting’. This is because two thirds of people with PTSD recover in the first few weeks.

After that, the patient may receive psychotherapy, usually either Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR). CBT tends to be useful for a wide range of mental health problems while EMDR is a treatment specifically designed for people with PTSD.

Both therapies can be provided through local Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, community mental health services or through Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Please note that in CAMHS, CBT is available in most places but EMDR is not commonly used in CAMHS.

For children and young people with PTSD, trauma-focused CBT is usually recommended. This will normally involve a course of 8-12 sessions that have been adapted to suit the child’s age, circumstances and level of development. Where appropriate, treatment will include consulting with and involving the child’s family. Treatment with medication is not usually recommended for children and young people with PTSD.

Find out more at NHS Choices.

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