May God Avenge Their Blood

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).

Eitam Henkin


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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12 Responses to May God Avenge Their Blood

  1. David Allon says:

    To complement the coverage of world media, Swedish media did not mention this heroic “Palestinian” murder.

    And just as another by-the-way, the userid of the half British Oregon murder is ironcross45@provider (I failed to notice who the provider is, got stuck with the iron cross ’45)

  2. Ian G says:

    He targeted Christians, quite specifically, Described himself as spiritual not religious. One wonders what manner of spirit? The boy’s parents had separated. Angry with his father? Angry with God?
    The British media is obsessed with houses and their values. Most readers find this irritating.

    I only know about the attacks in Israel because I monitor some Israeli news channels. The heartlessness of the crime is still astonishing. Angry with Israel? Angry with God?
    We live in difficult times.

    • “I only know about the attacks in Israel because I monitor some Israeli news channels.”

      I assume, then, that the British media will also have nothing on the terrorist stabbing less than an hour ago, near the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem, of four members of one family, including a mother and the baby she was carrying! Two of the victims are in critical condition, one woman is in serious condition and the baby was “only” moderately wounded! The details are still not clear. Apparently, the terrorist also used a gun, which he snatched from someone.
      The only good news is that the terrorist was shot dead.

  3. Rick Bailey says:

    Media can’t report anything that doesn’t fit their version of the world. The Oregon shooter asked the victims if they were Christians, but media (NPR) reported that he asked them “religiously based questions” before shooting them. What’s the rule for the media? Don’t report on religious extremism that targets Christians or Jews? Don’t name the group they persecute?

    Apparently Christians and Jews under persecution don’t deserve any media attention unless the press can find fault with them.

  4. Rick Bailey says:

    I stand corrected. What I heard on NPR stated it as I mentioned. I assumed about the other media.

  5. Ian G says:

    I cannot find reports of tonight’s attack in the Telegraph online. Your murdered parents are a “settler couple”. Translation – they had it coming. The inhumnity of the act seems to pass our media by.

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  7. Katie Isabella says:

    God’s blessings; and may His Word finally be heard by all. I know what He said regarding Israel.

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