12 December '15..
What happens when Pixar's "Cars" meet a Haaretz news story about a Palestinian attack? Anthropomorphic vehicles ram soldiers and flee the scene.
Haaretz's page-one article yesterday ("Four soldiers wounded in car-ramming") begins: "Four soldiers were wounded when a car deliberately drove into them at the Beit Arye junction in the West Bank yesterday afternoon."
It's very doubtful that the car made a deliberate decision to drive into the soldiers. In fact, it's probably safe to say that the vehicle did not make any decision of any kind.
Nevertheless, further assigning agency to the personified attacking vehicle, the article also states:
The car crashed into a military vehicle after hitting the soldiers, wounding its driver.
The soldiers were standing near the military vehicle when a speeding car rammed three of them. It then crashed into the vehicle and wounded its driver as well.
The ramming car fled the scene, but it was later found. . .
That's one reckless ramming car, fleeing the scene after deliberately driving into soldiers. Fortunately, though, the belligerent, though not particularly stealthy, automotive outlaw was no match for Israeli authorities which successfully located the fugitive.
The online version of the article was only marginally better. It did not mention a "car deliberately driving into soldiers," but it did state that the car escaped the scene.
See also "Wave of Palestinian Violence Accompanied by Spate of Bad Writing"
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