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As Reliable As Ever

Remember the palestinian terrorist who yesterday brought a knife to a gunfight and ending up marinating in soil and worms?

Well, this is how the palestinian Ma’an News Agency reported his death:

A Palestinian university student was killed by an Israeli settler at a hitchiking post on Route 60 near the Shilo Israeli settlement between Nablus and Ramallah in the northern West Bank on Monday, Israeli and Palestinian security sources said.

Palestinian security sources said 22-year-old Abdul-Latif Hurub from the southern West Bank town of Khras west of Hebron was shot and killed by an Israeli settler.

Local sources told Ma’an’s reporter in Hebron that Israeli forces ransacked the victim’s family house after his death.

Hurub was studying Business Administration at Birzeit University near Ramallah. On Tuesday, students from Birzeit University told Ma’an that Israeli forces broke into the student dormitory where Hurub had been living. They evacuated all the students and inspected the building.

For its part, Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Brigades claimed that one of their activists was killed as he attempted to grab a rifle from an Israeli soldier near the Shilo settlement.

And here’s the Palestine Media Center report:

Two Jewish settlers shot dead unarmed Palestinian teenager Abdul-Latif Ali Mohammad Kharroub, 22, while he was walking on a countryside road near the town of Turmus A’iyya north of Ramallah, West Bank.

An Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) spokeswoman claimed the victim tried to stab the Jewish settlers who were waiting at a bus stop station near the illegal Jewish colonial settlements of Eli and Shilo.

Palestinian witnesses told the Ramallah-based Al Hayat Al Jadida on Tuesday that Kharroub was killed in cold blood without any exchange of gunfire.

IOF troops arrived soon afterwards and questioned the two Israelis, according to the AFP.

Something’s missing. Oh, I know. That would be the truth.

And if you are the kind of person who thinks palestinian reports should be believed, compare the two versions above and try to reconcile them. I mean, which is it? Was he killed while trying to disarm an IDF soldier or while on a relaxing stroll?

To borrow from a famous Australian advertising campaign, if you rely on palestinian reports, you are a bloody idiot.

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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
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