Another NYTimes (im)moral equivalency:
"More than 100 people on each side died in a week of rioting in 1929 over access to the Western Wall below."
"On each side died"?
In 1929, after an incident at the Western Wall during Yom Kippur of 1928, following almost a year of vicious Islamic propaganda, intentional violent attacks of Jewish worshippers, passing donkeys through the small courtyard after opening a doorway in an Arab house, playing clanging Dervish music and more, the Mufti Amin El-Husseini organized murderous riots throughout the country in mid-August 1929.
The number of Jews murdered were 135, some of the victims raped, dissected and otherwise put to a horrible death. The riots lasted almost three weeks. A few Arabs were killed, seemingly, in revenge attacks, but the vast majority of the 116 Arabs who "died" were killed in self-defense by Jews but actually mainly by British police and troops while trying to restore order and protect the Jews.
The blood dripping down the stairs
The Jews did not die.
They were murdered.
Hacked to death.(*)
Zvi Yosef Kizelstein, his daughter Chaya (18) and son Yeshayhu
Babies crushed against doors, being swung by Arabs.
Limbs chopped off.
Limbs chopped off.
There is - and can not be - any moral equivalency in this matter.
In Jerusalem the Government published a refutation of the rumors that the dead Jews of Hebron had been tortured before they had their throats slit. This made me rush back to that city accompanied by two medical men, Dr. Dantziger and Dr. Ticho. I intended to gather up the severed sexual organs and the cut-off women's breasts we had seen lying scattered over the floor and in the beds. But when we came to Hebron a telephone call from Jerusalem had ordered our access barred to the Slonim house. A heavy guard had been placed before the door. Only then did I recall that I had inadvertently told a fellow newspaperman in Jerusalem about our gruesome discoveries.