Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Dirty Little Secret: Palestinian Environmental Destruction - by Stephen M. Flatow

...Palestinian advocates in the news media and “peace” groups never talk about the charcoal factory in Ya’bad, or the olive oil factories in Nablus, or the quarrying in the Judean Desert. They know that the dirty little secret of Palestinian environmental destruction would raise serious questions about the cause of Palestinian statehood—questions they would prefer not to answer.

Stephen M. Flatow..
20 June '17..

The Israeli authorities last week confiscated two tractors, a hydraulic excavator and other equipment used by Palestinians to carry out illegal quarrying that has been damaging a rare nature reserve in the Judean Desert.

If major American newspapers reported the story, the headline would probably read: “Israel Confiscates Palestinians’ Tractors.”

I say “if,” because there’s really not much chance The New York Times or Washington Post would ever covering a story that reflects badly on the Palestinian cause. That would undermine their drive to promote the creation of a Palestinian state.

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Stephen M. Flatow, an attorney in New Jersey, is the father of Alisa Flatow, who was murdered in a Palestinian terrorist attack in 1995.

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