More results...

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

More results...

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

A Picture That Speaks a Thousand Words

An Israeli soldier protects a wounded Palestinian youth who was injured during clashes with Jewish settlers in Mawasi, on the edge of the Gush Katif settlement of Shirat Hayam in the southern Gaza Strip. Ariel Sharon vowed to win a showdown with extremist opponents of his Gaza Strip pullout plan whose tactics, including the attempted lynching of a Palestinian youth, have left many Israelis disgusted(AFP)

Besides the obvious point about the IDF soldier doing the humanitarian thing, a number of other points should be noted:

 

  • The word “lynching” takes me back to this. In that case, the PA police did nothing to protect the Israelis. In fact, some of the police actually took part in the lynch.
  • Most Israelis – including myself – are outright disgusted at this incident (assuming the facts are as presented by the media). Any attacks on an innocent person are unacceptable. I only wish I had heard similar voices coming from the PLO Arab side after the Ramallah lynchings.
  • Regarding the word “lynch”, I don’t recall the media using this word every time PLO Arabs throw stones at “settlers,” with the intent of injuring or killing them.

     

    Update: Let’s see how dAWK explains it. If he doesn’t ignore it, he will add his own caption, such as:

  • An Israeli army soldier protects an injured settler who was just hit by Palestinians trying to protect themselves

  • An Israeli army soldier hides from brave Palestinians, as he ponders how he can beat one of them whom he has captured
  • About the author

    Picture of David Lange

    David Lange

    A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
    Picture of David Lange

    David Lange

    A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
    Scroll to Top