One of the constants in the public diplomacy campaign waged against Israel is the willingness, if not enthusiastic desire, to either lie outright or at the very least, assert unproven and wild accusations before any review is conducted by the Arab side.
Two years ago there was a tragic incident when a Jewish driver struck two young Arab girls. I blogged it then.
It happened near where I live at the nearby Sinjil village.
Anyone who has driven that stretch of road knows that it is one-lane each way, no sidewalk or any proper or safe walkway along the road. And it happened at dusk
Here's from what the Permanent Observer Mission of "Palestine" submitted at the time to the UN:
22 OCTOBER 2014 BY PALESTINE AT THE UN
Pursuant to my letter of 14 October 2014, I am compelled to place on record our absolute condemnation of the criminal, deadly actions being perpetrated by extremist terrorist settlers illegally transferred by Israel, the occupying Power, to the Palestinian land, as well as continued Israeli incitement and provocations against holy sites, in particular in East Jerusalem, in what appear to be a deliberate attempts to exacerbate already-volatile tensions and create further instability.
On a nearly daily basis, Israeli settlers continue with their terror rampages, persisting with attacks on Palestinian civilians, destruction of properties, and theft of land and natural resources. The latest terrorist crime by a settler occurred yesterday, 20 October 2014, when a setter ran over two young girls who were walking home from school in the West Bank town of Sinjil in a so-called “hit and run” accident. Kindergarten student Inas Khalil, age 5, and Nilin Asfour, age 8, had just gotten off the school bus and were walking to their mothers who were waiting for them on the opposite side of the street when an Israeli settler’s car rammed directly at them and sped away. Inas and Nilin were both rushed to the hospital. Tragically, 5-year-old Inas was pronounced dead a couple of hours later, while Nilin still remains in critical condition. We condemn this brutal act of Israeli settler terrorism, and we call on the international community to unequivocally condemn this and all other such attacks and terror against Palestinian children under Israeli occupation.
It should also be mentioned, that this so-called “hit and run” accident has become a reoccurring deadly practice by Israeli settlers against the Palestinian civilian population.
This morning, there was another accident there. This time, an Arab
But there was a difference.
The driver was an Arab.
Let me know if it makes the news and how it will be reported.
It has been reported here as
وفاة مواطن في حادث دهس وقع قرب قرية سنجل شمال رام الله
The death of a citizen in an accident hit and felled near the village of Sinjil north of Ramallah
No "terrorism". No purposeful killing.
Only Arabs involved.
And here was the traffic jam I was caught in: