There are Children – and there are Children

I had intended to post an additional article about Chanucah, but the news that yet another Jewish toddler is lying in hospital, after stone-throwing “Palestinian” thugs hurled a rock at the car in which she and her parents were travelling to their home in Jerusalem’s East Talpiot district, hitting her on the head and fracturing her skull, made me reconsider.

Avigail Ben-Zion, aged one year and eleven months, was riding home yesterday evening from a Chanucah party with her parents and two brothers, when “Palestinian” terrorist thugs hurled a 1.5 kilo rock which smashed through the window of the family car, hitting her on the head and causing her temporarily to lose consciousness.

She was still only semi-conscious when she was evacuated, in moderate to serious condition, to the Hadassah hospital in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. Fortunately, she has now regained consciousness and, as of writing, her condition has improved and is currently defined as “moderate”. Doctors have been quoted as saying that they “hoped” no irreversible brain damage has been caused.

A quick Google search failed to find any mention of this cowardly terrorist attack in any non-Israeli/non-Jewish mainstream media. However, since the Jerusalem Police have now arrested four young men between the ages of 15 – 20, from the Arab village of Tsur Bacher, on suspicion of having perpetrated the attack, the bleeding heart liberals of the world, the BBC and CNN, newspapers such as The Guardian and The New York Times and the obsessive Israel-hating bloggers, such as Philip Weiss of “Mondoweiss”,  Dick “Dastardly” Silverstein of “Tikun Olam” and their ilk, will no doubt soon be bleating about the brutal Israeli arrest of “Palestinian children”.

Because in today’s crazy, screwed-up world, in which Jewish blood is cheap, a 15-year-old, rock-throwing, terrorist thug is “a child”.

His two-year-old victim, if she’s mentioned at all, will be reduced to the status of “a settler”.

About Shimona from the Palace

Born in London, the UK, I came on Aliyah in my teens and now live in Jerusalem, where I practice law. I am a firm believer in the words of Albert Schweitzer: "There are two means of refuge from the sorrows of this world - Music and Cats." To that, you can add Literature. To curl up on the sofa with a good book, a cat at one's feet and another one on one's lap, with a classical symphony or concerto in the background - what more can a person ask for?
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8 Responses to There are Children – and there are Children

  1. Rick Bailey says:

    There is no press without agenda. Bias is so often evident, and always denied by the publisher.

    • Of course journalists are flesh and blood, like everyone else, and crusading journalism does have its place – but the media I mentioned in this article are so completely biased as to slant articles in such a way that, de facto, they are printing lies.

  2. mysending says:

    “Liking” this doesn’t seem appropriate. May G-d protect us. Shabbat Shalom v’Chag Urim Sameach.

  3. Carolyn says:

    Well said indeed!!

  4. David says:

    The haters of Israel like to use children because they know that any response will seem excessive, regardless of what the “child” did. There have been video recordings showing how children are physically pushed by their mothers or elder siblings to confront Israeli soldiers – and they waited till their own cameras were rolling before they started.

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