Sunday, January 24, 2016

Saturday storms and the churning out of mindless acts of self-destruction - by Arnold Roth

...Tragically, small girls and small boys have killed, injured and maimed dozens of innocent Israelis in the past four months of terror attacks

Palestinian Arab girl with knife: Her mother
says she's 
small and how could she
stab anyone [
Image Source: Security
camera footage from yesterday's attack
Arnold/Frimet Roth..
This Ongoing War..
24 January '16..

Though the region is passing through a period of intense cold and stormy weather, and with snow on the way tonight in Jerusalem, the capacity of Palestinian Arab society to churn out mindless acts of self-destruction in the name of a profound hatred goes on undiminished.

Here's how Saturday looked.

At about 8 in the morning when the sun was still shining, though weakly, a Palestinian Arab child of 13 was killed after attempting to stab an Israeli security guard at the entrance to Anatot, better known to Hebrew speakers as Almon, on Jerusalem's northern periphery. The official statement issued by the Israel Police spokesperson and quoted by Haaretz, says laconically the girl fought with her family before leaving home with a knife. It names her as Rokya Abu Eid (Ma'an names her as Ruqayya Eid Abu Eid) and says her family previously lived in the Yatta refugee camp near Hebron, but are now living in the village of Anata (population: about 10,000). Haaretz says the girl "ran toward the security guard with a knife. The guard shot her, and paramedics pronounced her death shortly after..." The New York Times, under a headline that conveys the editors's skepticism ["Palestinian Girl With Knife Killed by Israeli Guard, Police Say"] says, quoting Israeli sources, that the girl

quarreled with her family on Saturday morning and then left her home with a knife “intending to die.” She arrived at the settlement about 8 a.m., the police said in a statement, and ran toward the civilian guard at the entrance, who opened fire. Grainy security camera footage from the scene appeared to show a girl with a knife in her hand chasing a guard... [New York Times, January 24, 2016]

A pity the "intending to die" part didn't get into the headline but the "girl with knife killed... police say" did. Note that a British source, Telegraph UK, says

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