Snowballs, No Balls
Here’s an update regarding the unprovoked attack on a haredi duo during #shelegeddon.
Nine Palestinians arrested for pummeling ultra-Orthodox with snowballs.
The suspects allegedly hurled insults and snowballs relentlessly at the two ultra-Orthodox men; investigation opened despite victims’ refusal to lodge complaint.
The Jerusalem District Police on Sunday arrested six Palestinian youth suspected of pummeling two ultra-Orthodox men with snowballs during the heavy storm a week-and-half ago. Three other Palestinians were arrested over the incident last week.
The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court extended the six suspects’ house arrest, after extending the remands of the other three by four days over the weekend. The Jerusalem Police say these nine are the only suspects in the incident.
The group allegedly attacked the ultra-Orthodox men near the Nablus Gate leading to the Old City of Jerusalem. The suspects allegedly cursed at the two and hurled snowballs at them relentlessly, forcing the two to flee for safety.
Leave it to the disgraced BBC Middle East Bureau Chief Paul Danahar to abuse this situation, and sway attention away from the case in hand.
Really Paul? Did you see Haredi youths kick, punch, grab, shove and heckle Arab youths? Did you hear any Jew shout “Elokim is great” at Muslims? Did you see any snow-Hellfire, or snow-Merkava built in a holy place by Jews?
Stay the pathetic, sad excuse for a journalist that you are.
Update: The retraction:
I want to remind you that he blocked me from following his account after I asked if he only retweets Haaretz articles. I’m glad to know that he bothers to check the whole story only after he tweets it, and rightfully gets outed for the vile man he is.
But did Haaretz really underplayed this story? well, no. Danahar just underplays his incompetence.