This morning, a “Palestinian” terrorist managed to infiltrate the Jewish town of Kiryat Arba near Hebron, broke into a house in the Ramat Mamre neighbourhood, and repeatedly stabbed 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel as she lay sleeping in her bed. When the town’s security team (which included Hallel’s father) arrived, they had to break into the house, which had been locked from the inside by the terrorist murderer. An armed struggle then developed, in the course of which the Spawn of Satan, who has been identified as Muhammed Tararia, from the Arab village of Bani Naim, stabbed and seriously wounded one of the security team. The terrorist was killed by another member of the team.
Hallel Yaffa was evacuated to the Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem, where doctors attempted to resuscitate her, but were ultimately forced to declare her death.
At this stage (three hours since the event), I have not, as yet, managed to find any reference to it in foreign media. When the BBC, CNN, Sky News, The Guardian, The New York Times, etc, find time to mention it (if they find time to mention it), I’m ready to bet that they will headline the shooting of the 17-year-old terrorist by “Israeli Security Forces”, while stressing his youth, (but without mentioning that he was a terrorist and a murderer), and only then refer to his child victim, whom they will describe as “a teenage settler” – thus implying that she was, somehow, a legitimate target. And the terrorist-supporting Knesset Member Hanin Zuabi, who abuses her privileges as an MK to slander Israeli soldiers, will claim that the scumbag terrorist who butchered an innocent child in her bed was “murdered by the IDF”.
Would anyone care to bet against me on this?
No, I won’t bet against it! 😥 You describe very well, Shimona, and I am heartsore for her family.
your prediction was wrong. Just waded through 2 pages of google hits from large papers reporting just the way you did- 13 yo girl killed by attacker, attacker shot by security. Sans the jab against the press, of course.
I would be happy, in this case, to be proven wrong. It’s a pity you did not include any links. I, myself, googled the world press and came up with the following, just for starters:
The BBC headline reports: Israeli girl stabbed to death by Palestinian inside bedroom
The first paragraph reads: “An Israeli girl has been stabbed to death at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank by a Palestinian.”
As in the headline, there is no mention of the fact that the “Israeli girl” is, in fact, a child of 13. Instead, the first thing we are told is that the deed took place at “a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank” – thus subtly (or not so subtly) implying that the victim somehow had it coming to her. Just as I predicted.
We are next told: “Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, who had US citizenship, was attacked as she slept inside her bedroom in Kiryat Arba.” Thus, the BBC goes on to imply that the victim was a foreign colonist, reinforcing the idea that the Jews are not indigenous inhabitants of the Land of Israel.
Nowhere is the attack described as an act of terrorism and the scumbag murderer is always “the assailant” or “the attacker” – never “the terrorist” or even “the murderer”.
The Guardian did indeed headline the report: Israeli girl, 13, fatally stabbed in her bedroom in West Bank, but nowhere was the crime identified as a terror attack, the murderer was “the assailant” or “the perpetrator”, never “a terrorist”, and the reporter made sure to stress that the victim held US citizenship, as well as to slip in the wholly irrelevant fact that she was related to “the far-right Israeli minister Uri Ariel, who said Israel would make every effort to build up settlements in the West Bank” – thus, once again, implying that she somehow deserved what she got).
True to form, CNN gave us: Israeli-American girl, 13, fatally stabbed in West Bank home, authorities say.
No mention of the fact that the murderer was a terrorist, or even a “Palestinian” – what is stressed, for the casual headline skimmer, is the fact that the victim had dual Israeli-American citizenship (and therefore belonged to the “non-indigenous Jewish colonists”) and that she lived in the “West Bank” – and therefore, it is implied, was a legitimate target. This is reinforced by a remark in the body of the article: “Kiryat Arba is a settlement in the southern West Bank near Hebron. Israeli settlements in the West Bank are considered illegal by many in the international community.” What the hell is the relevance of the legality of the settlement to the heinousness of the crime?
Moreover, the rider “authorities say” implies that the news cannot be relied upon.
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I suppose that we have to wait for the Isfreali Government to say he was a terrorist as here sometimes murders happen for no reason except craziness or psychopathy.Just last week a man was jailed for torturing and murdering his own daughter who was 2 years old.I am so sad to hear this news and sad see you looking and hoping for recognition of your suffering when we are all tied up with a revolutionary referendum result based on stupidity mainly.
The Israeli government has said, right from the start, that the scumbag murderer of this 13-year-old child was a terrorist.
I have been following the Brexit referendum closely. Yes, it has the potential to be revolutionary. I am not sure, however, why you say it was mainly based on stupidity.
Because many of the voters did not know what the EU was until after the voting finished.Now racist attacks have gone up 500& in this last week.And that will include anti.Semitism if people wear clothing different from the usual like the Hasidim in Stamford Hill. of course lies were told to them by the media.
I don’t think racist attacks have gone up by as much as 500%. Merely that the media (which overwhelmingly favoured Remain) have given more prominence to such attacks and are attributing them to the vote in favour of Brexit.
I agree, though, that there is widespread ignorance as to what the EU actually is – on both sides of the divide.
I shan’t waste more time on you
I thought it was you. Mary aka Katherine or the several other names you have adopted.
What exactly is your problem?!
I was trying to develop Israeli-type bluntness as my dear Israeli woman friend has told me of this Also I am followed by a mad woman who thinks I am a man and loves him/me.Maybe my poem is better.BTW it is a fivefold increase← Anaemia… more than one kind
Last train for Moscow
Elena,a baby wrapped in her woollen clothes,
On the last train,Warsaw to Moscow,
[ change Niegoreloje.]
You passed through the Arctic Wastes of life.
Still as if travellng on a train
To an impossibly far destination.
As you left the German Army crashed into Poland
How does God select the damned?
Later,you had your own baby,here in England,
Not lost like all those others.
Your father died by his own hand,
The hand of history;
The fingers twitching,
Not sure where to point.
Then settling into frozen grief
A sculpture only your mother saw.
You saw too,Elena.
You always saw,though you can’t remember;
The long journey,your mother’s breast,
Your father’s silence.
Only the dead know that silence.
Only the dead weep
With the rocks and stones .
And the ice in each eye
Fell like snow down your cheeks
As you held your own infant.
Warsaw to Moscow,
Moscow to Jerusalem.
Looking for what they can never find:
The home they left behind
The presence of the dead
Lying in gaunt heaps
Your aunts, Elena.
You never knew them.
But there’s a hole in your mind
Through which the Polish wind blows for ever
Anaemia was the post before this on my blog— that’s how it got up there.
The post went before I finished writing.I was attacked personally at a meal out for defending Israel just 2 weeks ago.But since I have heart problems I think I shall leave it to others.My friend says it’s the terrible tension in Israel which makes people on edge all the time.And when I pointed out that Israel is only about 10 % the size of the UK,that made my foe even more angry.Probably because she didn’t know much ans resented that I did…. eg Does it seem feasible to returb the Golan Heights to Syria right now.? It would be lunacy.
I am so sorry that things are getting even worse for you.Things here are not so good as some people thought that all “foreigners” would be expelled.I think racism and anti-semitism are always simmering beneath the surface but this referendum vote makes them feel they can let it out.Which is terrible and I don’t know what will develop.As you are well aware the UK as ahistory of persecuting Jews…. when it was just England… another Jewish friend is unable to visit York for that reason.Well, we must go on hoping for a better future even if it seems remote.
I am so sorry to hear about your health problems.
Hi Shimona, I just read Donald Macintyre’s article. It’s tone is definitely antisemitic.
I take it you are referring to the article in The Guardian, right?
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