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The firebomb attack (you never heard about) on a bus of Jewish schoolgirls

The firebomb attack (you never heard about) on a bus of Jewish schoolgirls

What does not get covered is as important as coverage itself.

There is plenty of news about Palestinian “protests” and the Israeli killing of two “protesters.”

But you never hear what those “protests” involve.

It’s not just holding signs and shouting. It’s often potentially lethal firebombing, as happened to this busload of Israeli girls on a Bat Miztvah visit to a Jewish holy site in Hebron. Hebron had one of the oldest continuous Jewish communities in the world until the Jews were driven out and massacred in 1929 during Arab riots. The return of Jews to Hebron is deemed a “settlement.”

You probably never heard about the firebombing of the bus. Neither had I, until I saw a tweet linking to this story at an Israeli newspaper, Firebombs on Bat Mitzva Girls’ Bus, Only Arutz Sheva Reports It:

A well-planned firebomb attack on a bus full of Jewish schoolgirls Tuesday could easily have ended in tragedy, but no news source even reported that it took place, except for the one you are currently reading – Arutz Sheva.

The girls were sixth-graders from a religious school in central Israel. They were on a bat mitzva tour of the Cave of Machpela in Hevron, a site recognized by the government as an official heritage site, when four terrorists ambushed it with firebombs.

The mother of one of the girls, who was accompanying the trip, told Arutz Sheva that the ambush had been well planned. She described moments of horror when the firebombs exploded, one after the other, on the bus’s windows, east of the Halhoul bridge, as the bus made its way back from Hevron.

“This was a bat mitzva trip that had been approved by the Ministry of Education, which included a visit to Rachel’s Tomb. The buses were bulletproofed and had an armed guard,” she said….

No Israeli or foreign news source is known to have reported the incident. However, incidents involving graffiti by Jewish youths have been receiving front page coverage and government ministers have called for their classification as terror acts. Apparently influenced by Israeli media and politicians, the United States has also equated the Jewish nationalistic vandalism with terror.


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LukeHandCool | May 16, 2014 at 1:22 pm

News is called, “News.”

News is not called, “Truth.”

Dog bites man. Truth, but not news.

Man bites dog. Rare aberration, which must be reported as an eternal truth!!!

1) Palestinians attacking innocent Jewish kids.

2) Bigoted graffiti by Jewish youths.

I’ll leave you to plug each into the appropriate category. Of course, that’s not even considering the most important aspect—that the two acts are not comparable in the least. One is an act of violence with the intent to murder, and the other is a mere act of stupid vandalism.

Juba Doobai! | May 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm

If Jews are the victims, why write reports that stir sympathy for them? Why write reports of anti-Jewish terror to upset Muslims? The only victims in the MidEast are the Arabs who wage terror against Jews. Jews are to accept being victims and shut up about it.

That is why no one else but Arutz Sheva reported. It sounds like AS, the rebels, don’t agree with prevailing opinion of what’s news that’s fit to print,

How about instead of jailing the terrorists when they are caught so that they can be used as trades in a future prisoner exchange at a 500:1 ratio, they just start boiling them alive in pig fat? I’m sure there are some gentiles around that would take the job.

9thDistrictNeighbor | May 16, 2014 at 2:20 pm

My brother had a saying: News is bad things that happen to other people, and gossip. Apparently many people don’t think this is a bad thing, and it involves Bat Mitzva girls behaving like, well, Bat Mitzva girls and not some half-naked Hollywood tartlet.

Please note. The ISRAELI media also boycotted this story. This country is, to a large extent, run by the equivalent of Code Pink, no matter who gets elected.

Empress Trudy | May 19, 2014 at 8:39 am

We missed an opportunity to employ the same cynical tactics of making this avout little girls that the hashstag brigade is tossing around re Boko Haram. Not saying it’s a good thing but it does bring it to the fore.