UPDATES AND TODAY’S BLOG
5 pm Israel time, Sunday, April 26 2015
Palestinian terrorists have wreaked havoc in Israel this week, but if you hadn’t read this blog or a very few web news sites, you would not have known anything that transpired.
Just look at what happened between 9:30 pm and midnight last night:
At 9:13 pm, an Israeli bus traveling on Route 443 was hit with Molotov cocktails thrown by Palestinian terrorists. The bus caught fire and all passengers had to be evacuated. Miraculously, no one was physically wounded.
At 9:37 pm, Palestinian terrorists threw Molotov cocktails at an IDF base near Anatot (near Jerusalem). Again, a fire erupted, and it took hours for firemen to extinguish it because the firemen were assaulted by Palestinians throwing “rocks”.
At 10:45 pm, a Palestinian terrorist in a car ran over 4 police in the A-Tur neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem. All 4 were “moderately wounded”.
At 11:03 pm, dozens of Arabs attacked police at the site of the attack at 10:45 pm with “rocks” and Molotov cocktails.
By 11:32 pm, the rioting in A-Tur had spread to the Muslim Quarter of the Old City with dozens of rioters attacking police and IDF soldiers at every opportunity.
Twelve minutes later, at 11:43 pm, the rioting had spread to Silwan, the neighborhood located just off the southeastern corner of the Old City.
By midnight, Israeli motorists on Highway 1 near Ma’ale Adumim were being pelted with “rocks” causing the road to be closed.
All of this was in the space of just two and a half hours.
But it was actually a pattern that repeated itself over and over again this week throughout eastern Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria.
Palestinian terrorists know that they can attack Israelis anywhere and everywhere with impunity.
What happened when the 3 missiles were fired out of a Gaza a couple of days ago? Virtually nothing. A tiny, empty, hut was destroyed, and Hamas was immediately laughing that no one was even slightly wounded in the attack.
But back to the original question:
Why doesn’t the international media ever report Palestinian terrorism?
The answer, of course, is simple. Such terrorism doesn’t fit the international narrative of innocent, peaceful, Palestinians–and as such, it is simply not newsworthy in their eyes.
The real Palestinian history of Israel over the last hundred years is one of relentless violent terrorism perpetrated against Jews.