Baby deserves its throat slit

Pix (close-up above): The four-year-old stabbed to death. For earlier report, see Baby’s throat slashed, parents, siblings slaughtered.
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Pix of the four-year old (right, wide shot)
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We’ve condensed this must-read article by Israel Harel published today in the Haaretz (liberal left Israeli paper).
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The media’s professional obligation is to report on incitement. Instead, they ignore it. And, even worse, they whitewash it.

The journalistic vacuum has been filled by a nonprofit organization, Palestinian Media Watch, which shines a light on inflammatory material broadcast or printed in the Palestinian media.

But there is scarcely a media outlet in Israel that makes significant use of the video clips and press clippings that PMW distributes. After all, incitement contradicts the message that the media want to send about the Palestinians.

[The media] by ignoring it [Palestinian incitement] – or, even worse, by deliberately concealing the truth – they are undermining their own credibility, and above all, their own ideals.

(Pix: A suspected Arab collaborator  for Israel is hung up in central Ramallah. An Arab in kefiyyeh carves his chest)

After all, the public will eventually learn the truth, especially in the Internet era. Yet their powers of denial – or, more accurately, deceit – are infinite.

It’s not possible to prove a direct connection between the massacre in Itamar and the daily incitement. The roots run much deeper than that. For years, entire villages were wiped out in Algeria – the death toll ran to over 300,000 – and thousands of babies had their throats slit. In Darfur, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and other parts of the Islamic world, people have similarly been killed in all kinds of sadistic ways. Palestinian incitement is an expression of this murderous tendency, not its cause.

Local and foreign human rights organizations, which are waging a worldwide propaganda campaign against Israel rarely discuss the atrocities committed throughout the Islamic world and report on them very sparingly. These atrocities don’t fit the reigning political correctness, both in Israel and abroad, regarding Arab and Muslim murderousness.

Even the most basic journalistic urges aroused by the murder of a tiny infant are suppressed for the sake of upholding the last remnants of that delusional idee fixe, and in the (justified ) hope that the public’s attention will be diverted from the political and moral significance of the murder to more recent events.

The massacre in Itamar cannot be denied, but it is eminently possible to downplay its importance, or to argue (gently, gently) that the victims brought it on themselves. Even as the bodies were still lying in their pools of blood, the propaganda machine had already begun casting the blame on the victims’ surroundings. How perverted. How utterly vile. Heaven, beg mercy for them.

Read the full article,Itamar massacre was borne on a wave of PA [Palestinian Authority] incitement‘.

For picture of the Fogel funerals, see here.

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