I'm in Israel at the moment and was going to write a story warning people never to fly Easyjet to Tel Aviv - but that will have to wait as all that seems so trivial after waking today to hear of the appalling terrorist attack that took place here in Itamar overnight. A young family of five, including a 3-month old baby, children aged 3 and 11, and both parents were killed by having their throats cut in their own home by two Palestinian terrorists. Pamela Geller has posted pictures here.
Although the Japanese tsunami is obvously still dominating the news I checked today to find that Sky News and CNN were carrying plenty of other stories from around the world, but a massacre of Jewish chldren apparently does not count as news. If they had got planning permission to build an extension on their home, then being in 'theWest Bank' that would certainly have made the news. If any Arab child was murdered by an Israeli in this way then the Japanse tsunami would immediately have been demoted to second place, while the world lined up to condemn Israel and a generation of writers would have started working on plays to explain why all Jews are ultimately responsible for the act. Even if a guard had shot and killed the terrorists before committing this atrocity Sky News and CNN would have been all over the story posting claims of Israel murdering innocent Palestinian 'farmers'. So what you will never find out is that the attack has been claimed by none other than the Al Aqsa Martyr's brigade who are the 'military wing' of Fatah - Israel's 'peace partners'. Hamas has hailed the attack as 'heroic' and there have been the usual celebrations and fireworks in Palestinian towns. And, perhaps most importantly, the attack is likely the direct result of Israel being forced to drop certain security checks at the insistance of the Americans and British. Remember that the next time you are lectured about the poor Palestinians having to go through Israeli security checks.
Palestinian terrorists have a long history of murdering Jewish children in cold blood. There is no recorded incident in history of an Israeli deliberately killing an Arab child, let alone in an act organised by official representatives. Yet placards calling Israelis 'baby killers' are more common place on UK campusus and high streets than prostitute calling cards in Soho. If the Nazi Holocaust were taking place today then the main stream media and the UN would be citing only the Jewish uprising in the Warsaw ghetto as a crime against humanity - calling it a bloody massacre of innocent Germans.
UPDATE: As if they are trying to self-parody, the main stream meda has this morning triggered into life .... to report for example:
- Israel approves settlement increase after family killed (CNN)
- Israel police on alert as settlers react to killings (AFP)
Note the tone of the AFP report. Israeli children massacred - no story (and note also no perpetrators). But claims by Palestinians that Jews threw stones at them - that is headline news.