Factless In Seattle
As I posted earlier, the IDF killed two terrorists suspected of kidnapping and murdering the three Israeli teens. According to the IDF, the terrorists were killed after opening fire on the security forces.
Enter anti-Israel DouchebloggerTM Richard Silverstein, who states as fact that the terrorists were executed. His “proof”? The word of one of his “sources” (and we all know how reliable they turn out to be), and a statement by the palestinian governor of Hebron.
My Israeli source called it a ‘targeted killing.’ He says the force intended to liquidate them. It hardly mattered whether they fought back or surrendered.
Hebron’s Palestinian governor confirmed that the suspects were executed:
“It’s clear now the two martyrs, al-Kawasme and Abu Aysha, were assassinated this morning during a military operation in the Hebron University area. We condemn this crime, this assassination, as deliberate and premeditated murder,” he said.
In other words, when faced with contradictory accounts, Silverstein automatically believes the anti-Israel one and treats it as fact.
But it gets worse. This is how he tweeted his post:
Shin Bet Murders Palestinians Who Killed Three Israeli Youths http://t.co/57cgU01wpw Another chapter has closed on the horrible chapter of …
— Tikun Olam (@richards1052) September 23, 2014
Notice the Shin Bet murdered, while the murderers of three teenagers killed them. A deliberate semantic choice demonstrating the depth of his moral depravity.
But it’s a good thing he has his pal and fellow Israel basher Uri Horesh to correct him.
— Uri Horesh (@urihoresh) September 23, 2014
Update: Gidon points out something I missed in Silverstein’s post.
Another chapter has closed on the horrible cycle of killings and revenge murders that plagued the West Bank in the weeks before Israel launched Operation Protective Edge. A joint team of IDF, Shin Bet and Border Police cornered the two Palestinian boys and murdered them.
The “boys” (terrorists) were 29 and 32.
Update: Even the palestinian Ma’an News agency concedes there was a gunfight, and not as Silverstein claims.
Abu Aisha and al-Qawasmeh were killed overnight following a gunfight after Israeli forces surrounded a property they were hiding in.