The media around the world tends to become complacent and simply accept that in Israel Arabs kill Israelis given even the slightest of reasons. A good example is if somebody is driving to a meeting and are using their GPS for directions they could end up dead. The directions might take them too close to an Arab town or village where there has been recent instigations leaving a dangerous situation. It could be something as simple as a sermon from an Imam stressing how all of Israel was stolen and the only way to take it back is to kill the Jews. This could be an Arab town in the Judea or Samaria (West Bank) or even inside the green line as the radicalization had spread within what the world considers Israel proper. The location is insignificant, what is significant is that should a Jew follow directions, even on a highway, they could end up dead and the media would shrug it off as normal. That is the reality in Israel. Arabs murder Jews who drove to close; well, sucks to have been them. Arab is yelled at by a Jew and there is a media firestorm. It is as simple as dog bites man, who cares, especially if it is a postal delivery person. Man bites dog, especially if it is a postal delivery person, stay tuned for pictures of wounded dog on the eleven o’clock news! Since when is a person being murdered so common a possibility that it does not warrant coverage. The answer is when it is a Jew killed by an Arab in Israel where there is no reciprocal action.
A prime example are the rockets fired out of Gaza into Israel aimed at civilian targets including schools, day care, shopping centers, hospitals, wherever they think it has the highest chance to kill people. Of course Israel had that almost magical iron dome which prevents the rockets from hitting anything more often than not, what was its efficiency, over 90% wasn’t it. With that system the Jews are safe, it does not matter the number of rockets. The very first tank fire or return fire by Israel and troops mass and the world is brought to a quick attention and the news starts to flow. A Gaza child was struck when an Israeli tank fired into Gaza today the news starts at six. The story tells for five, ten possibly fifteen minutes where the boy went to schools, his mother is interviewed, he was an honor student who had never hurt a fly and cared for a sick bird last summer. After a long introspective into the innocence and the wrongness of his death it is finally stated that rockets had been fired into Israel before the return fire. What was left out of these stories and will not be mentioned unless the shooting goes into overdrive and Israel sends in the troops. Well, now it’s an important story of the year and it finally comes out, Hamas and friends had been firing rockets in increasing numbers daily into Israel for six weeks and for the past week before the Israeli tank shot and hit the unfortunate youth had reached over a hundred rockets daily and Israeli life had been completely disrupted by Code Red alerts where the Israelis drop everything and head for their closest shelters. Add the Iron Dome which fires a twenty thousand dollar interceptor when it determines it necessary just to intercept a five hundred dollar or less rocket, often their average price is under one hundred dollars because even a twenty dollar rocket with five pound warhead can ruin a number of people’s lives if it strikes near them so it gets intercepted by that same price, twenty thousand dollar, interceptor.
The news about the rockets fired into Israel is not news as it starts small and slowly builds such that it appears normal and there is no definitive demarcations between one every two days and one a day, then nine per week, then twelve, then three a day, and five a day, then a dozen a day but only one fired towards Tel Aviv where the reporters stay, and finally there are fifty then a hundred a day, and Israel responds; Israel firing into Gaza is news as it happens rarely. The Israeli response is the unusual event. If Israel caves and releases a thousand terrorists from prisons to get Hamas and friends from firing the rockets that is a line on page fifty of the newspaper and possibly a mention for one news broadcast covering the release of prisoners in some amorphous agreement. The rockets may or may not even enter that story and then they stop and are never mentioned until Israel returns fire. Then the first day there is always one innocent killed even if it is from a misfired rocket. The new leads with Israel fired into Gaza today and a Gazan was killed in the ensuing violence. Whether Israeli fire killed them or Hamas rocket misfired, it happens far more often than everybody is led to think. It matters not how they died as the reporters in Gaza are fed whatever story Hamas wants released and verification is often not forthcoming or even required. There was a famous incident which we would bet you remember. The initial story was that Israel fired and struck a Gazan Hospital killing many patients etcetera. Well, the resulting investigation led to a different news story which came out quickly like the next day where it was found that a battery of four rockets fired from a truck in Gaza by Hamas and friends went astray. Some of the reports on the hospital also mentioned another shot striking a refugee camp near the hospital. Well, that was where two of the misfired Hamas rockets struck with a third going out into the Mediterranean and one fell harmlessly in Israel. The trajectories had been tracked by an Iron Dome system and the picture below was released with the follow-up story which corrected the initial Israel struck a hospital and refugee camp. Most probably never heard or read the follow-up story which we covered here and the story was read but we are not CNN and they probably gave the follow-up coverage at noon in Addis Abbaba which is also noon in Siberia and the middle of the night in the United States and late evening in Western Europe. The Israel misleading story was prime time news for two days and that original story is still quoted today as if it was valid and never corrected. What was your memory, had you heard the corrected news or just wondered why the original story just fell off the radar, something odd in and of itself if Israel really had struck the hospital. The story was repeated during the United Nations Human Rights Commission’s hearings on the Gaza War and was not challenged and allowed to be reported about as part of the coverage of their investigation which condemned Israel for responding to such mild a provocation of a few rockets shot into Israel, a mere thirteen hundred in the six weeks leading up to the Israeli response is the world’s idea of a few rockets fired into Israel. Just wonderful, and if Libya was firing ten rockets a day into Rome and southern Italy would that be just a minor inconvenience or film at eleven?
This came as something worth taking this look back as yesterday an Israeli was following their GPS and it took them through the outskirts of Gush Etzion where they escaped but had come under attack. Their vehicle sustained significant damage when numerous Arab terrorists hurled rocks, firebombs and other projectiles at it, but thankfully the occupants emerged uninjured. We are betting this was not covered in your newscasts yesterday and we only hear about it due to living in Israel and listening to other than regular news and reading news releases that are not coming from Haaretz and other leftist Israeli news coverage which may as well be Al Jazeera or CNN, CBS, MSNBC, BBC, France Channel 2 or a million other newscasts and coverage mediums throughout the world. Had this occurred just outside an Islamic neighborhood in Hamtramck near Detroit you can bet the news would have been all over this and had it happened where Arabs or Muslims were attacked as such anywhere in the world, especially if in Israel, it could have been the story of the month, as we stated, especially if it was to happen in Israel. We know what you are thinking, such would never happen. We would not bet on that being the case as there have been times things have gotten very tense between the two groups here in areas where Jewish and Arab villages abut one another or in evenly mixed towns. Things are clamped down on hard when there is an even possibility that the violence could run opposite what is considered normal even here in Israel. Israeli authorities take a very dim view of Israeli, especially Jewish, violence against even provocations as it is expected for Jews to behave like civilized people and accept certain levels of violence and provocations before acting, and then the action should be call authorities and watch the situation get locked down starting with the Jews. And as stated, Jewish violence would be covered world-wide and repeatedly referred to as the instigation that led to any return violence for weeks on end. Eventually the level of animosity being thrown into Israeli faces will lead to an event, and that is what it will be termed, an event which sparked a violent response as should be expected after such a provocation. Man bites dog and gets attacked by pack of dogs, what did he expect? Below is a video of interviews with some choice individuals who are not in circulation for reasons that are explained in the video. It is worth watching as their views are not unusual and are accepted as the norm in many areas, watch for as long as you are able and try and understand where it will eventually lead, it can only lead to one conclusion and that will be covered endlessly as the United Nations, European Union and all too many NGOs and news bureaus will endlessly churn out stories about the unfairness of it all and question endlessly what could have caused what is the inevitable end to this story and act all surprised when they have known how it will end for a very long time. They just expect that the end which is inevitable will have the opposite result than is also the inevitable result, just not what they expect or desire. The video is in four sections which automatically load after the first part. It is worth taking in all four parts as it covers a range of interviews and circumstances which get described and laid out for a deeper understanding of what is what, plain and simple.
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