One thing is sure about this: whereas the kidnapping/murder of the Jewish boys was celebrated by all sectors of Palestinian society, there will be nothing but horror and condemnation expressed by Israelis about the murder of the Arab boy, whether or not it it really does turn out to be a 'revenge killing'.
Update 3 July 2014: The rush to blame Jews is even more concerning given that this may well have been a Muslim honour killing. Incredible as it seem, it appears that the immediate aftermath of the discovery of the three murdered Israeli boys has been:
- a continual barrage of rockets from Gaza fired against civilian targets (with not a word of coverage in the main stream media and not a word of international condemnation)
- mass riots by Arabs in Jerusalem and the "West Bank" (with not a word of coverage in the main stream media and not a word of international condemnation)
- Israel once again universally cast as the villain by the Western media and governments
- ....no response of any note from the Israel government other than to let its enemies attack and dictate the narrative
Following IsraellyCool on why you hadn't heard of the murder of this Arab teenager, Pamela Geller asks why the Palestinians are so selective in which of their people's murders they riot over (although she does not say it the same applies to the media's relative interest in such murders)