Skip to comments.Haaretz: Like That? To shoot an "innocent" terrorist!?
Posted on 02/15/2023 8:23:39 AM PST by Conservat1
What will Haaretz newspaper call someone who appears to be a terrorist, armed like a terrorist and trying to infiltrate a Jewish settlement? "Palestinian".
Shlomi Ben-Meir 14.02.23
Recently the readers of Haaretz woke up to the news about a terrible act that happened in some settlement: [Haaretz vetbatim] "a security person shot at a Palestinian in a settlement."
This is a clearly misleading headline, not to mention false: whoever bothers to continue reading the article will discover that the Palestinian was armed with a gun; and that he tried to enter the settlement through the road that bypasses it.
In other words, every child in the Middle East will know how to say that the innocent Palestinian is actually a terrorist, and what happened here was actually a combat encounter with the security coordinator in the settlement, who prevented a murderous attack and saved the lives of innocent civilians. But in the 'Haaretz' system it is not so clear. When surfers drew the attention of the publisher Amos Shoken to the wording of the headline, and to the fact that even in the body of the article it was not stated that the Palestinian in question is a dangerous terrorist, Shoken replied: I think it's a good report. The Palestinian was not yet a terrorist when he was shot to death, and we wrote that the Home Front Command ordered residents to enter their homes for fear of terrorists infiltrating. Apparently after it became clear that no terrorist had penetrated, they canceled the instruction.
And when he was pressed against the wall a little more due to the absurdity of his words, he continued: He was not yet a terrorist when he was shot to death. He walked around with a gun and tried to infiltrate a Jewish settlement ...
Did you understand that? In our opinion, it doesn't take much more than a little common sense to understand that if it looks like a terrorist, walks like a terrorist, is armed like a terrorist and misses like a terrorist - it is indeed a terrorist.
For the people of Haaretz, on the other hand, this is a far-reaching conclusion - after all, the Palestinian has not yet had time to kill anyone, and the evil settlers have already decided that he is a danger and robbed him of the presumption of innocence. A terrorist, it turns out, is someone who was given a fair opportunity to murder Jews without interruption.
And we who write in the newspaper, how will we discredit the "suspect" after his death and call him a "terrorist"?
Harry Callahan : When a naked man is chasing a woman through a dark alley with a butcher knife and a hard on, I figure he isn’t out collecting for the Red Cross.
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