Thursday, October 23, 2014

Conclusions from the Death of Einas Khalil

You've read this unfortunate story:-

A young Palestinian girl who was struck by an Israeli settler vehicle earlier Sunday has succumbed to her wounds, medics told Ma'an news agency.  Einas Khalil, 5, died after being hit by a car driven by an Israeli settler near the central West Bank town of Sinjil, medical sources at Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah said.  Khalil and another young girl, Nilin Asfour, were walking on the main road near the village when they were hit, and were taken to the hospital in Ramallah where their wounds were described as serious.   Einas passed away hours later.

this element was added (pay no attention to the names

Eye witnesses added that the fled the scene after running over Toleen Omar Asfour and Inas Shawkat Khalil, who were returning from kindergarten.

If you searched, Jewish sites clarified matters:

Police reject village residents’ claim that settler, 29, killed the 5-year-old intentionally; culprit turns himself in at nearby settlement

The driver told police he did not stop after striking the girls because he feared for his life due to the crowd that had gathered around the injured girls, according to Ynet. He stopped in the nearest Jewish community, Ofra, where he reported the accident and turned himself in.  Israel Police said a preliminary investigation showed that the incident was an accident

Let me add:

1.  Highway 60 is the main and only highway between Jerusalem and Shchem and carries heavy traffic.

2.  There is no sidewalk.

3.  The sides of the road are narrow, quite narrow.

4.  The driver said the two girls were alking side-by-side, not in a column.

5.  Who allows two girls, 4-5 years old, out on that road?  Who is primarily responsible for her tragic death?

6.  Indeed, the driver stopped at Ofra and immediately called police and there was no attempt to escape.

And if you read this


...On September 29, an Israeli settler ran over and injured 6-year-old young Palestinian girl Islam Basim al-Amour in al-Dairat area south of Hebron. On August 7, an 8-year old Palestinian girl was also run over by Israeli settlers near Hebron and moderately injured.  A week after that incident, on August 14, a 23-year-old Palestinian man was run over and killed by a settler car in the central West Bank.

In all incidents, witnesses and residents said they believed Israeli settlers deliberately hit Palestinians.

Back in 2013, an Israeli settler ran over a seven-year-old boy with his car as he walked to school in the West Bank town of Abu Dis.

Hate crimes by Israelis against Palestinians, referred to as “price tag” attacks, are common

your quite logical conclusion could be that either certain people should not be walking close to traffic or that better road infrastructure could help reduce pedestrians.


H John said...

Does that mean that all accidents involving pedestrian children are "unfortunate accidents" or should we conclude that drivers familiar with the busy road should be aware that they are driving potentially lethal machines? To blame children for their deaths seems more than a little callous. I sincerely hope that their status as Palestinian children is not a factor in your judgement.

Anonymous said...

H John, read the words again. It points out the responsibilities of parents, not little kids.

If someone is speeding on these roads known to present a hazard to children, that leads to blaming him; not that the driver is a Jew and the victim is an Arab.

YMedad said...

To "H John" -

(No period? And how come persons critical of Israel seems always seek anomonity?)

Anyway, as pointed out, if properly read, you didn't comprehend my point.

And if anyone, since Jews also get run over, even if not alwats by Arav terrorists, the firt blame goes to those responible for the roads although if you lived out here, you'd see they are working but since the PA is not interested in cooperagtion (i.e., water sanitation, etc.), things are lagging.

Anonymous said...

What was that settler doing there ? he was in West Bank occupied territory illegally. Also if you see a school bus or children you should slow down - in any country that is the law of driving. It was unlawful and he should be brought up for manslaughter.

Anonymous said...

1. "Highway 60 heavy traffic"
So ALL OTHER DRIVERS in the heavy traffic have been able to pass the children. Only one not?

4. "walking side-by-side, not in a column"
This means, hitting BOTH of them the driver must be extremely careless (comparatively to hundreds of other cars which passed without hitting the one child nearer to the streat ore he intended to hit both!

5. "Who allows two girls, 4-5 years old, out on that road? Who is primarily responsible for her tragic death?"

Shameless without regarding the facts, the guilt is thrown from the driver to the parents although only one of hundreds of cars was not able to pass without hhitting both? disgusting!

6. "Indeed, the driver stopped at Ofra and immediately called police and there was no attempt to escape."

Ridiculous to expect, that involving the police by crimes against occupied palestinians would prove innocence of someone.

YMedad said...

anon 12:00 - you are assuming no less than i am.