The international media had a field day yesterday, reporting over and over again, in graphic detail, the murder of at least ten (some sources give the number as thirteen) students at a community college in Oregon, by a gunman who (as has happened so often before in the US), simply went on the rampage.
Updates are still coming in, and every scrap of information, relevant or not, is being eagerly gathered by the Press. The (British) Telegraph, for example, while noting (understandably, I suppose) that the murderer is half-British, apparently thinks its readers actually care that his mother, Lauren, is the second-oldest of four sisters or that his grandfather, Leo, “lives in a modest semi-detached property on a main road that leads north out of Preston”.
The Guardian (also British), seems to consider a description of the suspect’s own home – “an apartment in a small, nondescript block, located at the end of a cul de sac in a leafy outer suburb of Roseburg, with pleasant views of nearby hills” – to be somehow newsworthy. Or is The Guardian perhaps moving into the real estate business?
Israel TV also carried news of the Oregon shootings, taking time out from reporting the fatal drive-past shooting that very evening on the road between the Samaria communities of Elon Moreh and Itamar (where I have family) of a young Jewish couple, Eitam and Naama Henkin, who were attacked by “Palestinian” terrorists as they drove home with four of their six children, aged 9, 7, 4 and 4 months.
I switched channels to see if this was being reported by the BBC. Needless to say, the cowardly attack on a Jewish Israeli family was barely mentioned, although this is the third fatal drive-by shooting of Israeli civilians by so-called “Palestinians” this summer (and that’s without mentioning the Israelis murdered by being deliberately run down by “Palestinian” terrorist drivers).
The same was true of France 24 and Fox News.
Unlike the universal condemnation by the Israeli leadership of the murder of three members of the Al-Dawabsheh family in an arson attack apparently carried out by Jewish terrorists earlier this summer, the “Palestinian” leadership has refused to condemn last night’s terrorist attack, in which four children saw their parents gunned-down before their eyes and only by a miracle, escaped a similar fate. A Hamas spokesman called the despicable, cold-blooded murder “a heroic attack” and called for more “quality attacks”, while Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), with whose ruling Fatah party the group which claimed responsibility for the attack, the Abd el-Qader el-Husseini Brigade, is affiliated, has maintained a deafening silence.
And these are the people who are being touted by the EU and by the White House, as “partners for peace” with Israel.
Tell that to the orphaned children of Eitam and Naama Henkin H”YD (הי”ד – May God Avenge Their Blood).