Terror In Tel Aviv: 9 Stabbed On Bus; Media Does Its Usual Thing


That’s a palestinian man shot in the leg by an Israeli this morning.

A palestinian man who decided to adopt the #I’llridewithyou approach.

Armed with a knife and burning hatred.

Israeli bus driver woundedA suspected terrorist stabbed at least nine people on the 40 bus line in Tel Aviv near the Maariv junction on Wednesday morning.

Two of the victims were seriously injured and several others suffered moderate injuries, Magen David Adom said. Others at the scene were treated for shock.

The injured were evacuated to the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.

The attacker fled on foot but was shot and neutralized by police and is being questioned. The assailant is a 23-year-old man from the West Bank city of Tulkarm, illegally residing in Israel, police said.

Tel Aviv police chief Bentzi Sau said the attacker boarded the bus about 400 meters away from where the incident began. He first attacked the driver, then began stabbing a number of bus passengers.

Meanwhile, here is how some of the mainstream media have reported it:

AFP leads with Israel’s “aggressive act” of shooting the terrorist:

afp headline stabbing

The BBC passively describes it as a bus attack, without mentioning in the headline who was responsible (perhaps the bus did it?!)

bbc headline stabbing

They then lead with the act of the terrorist being shot.

And CNN avoids mentioning the nationality of the attacker in their headline:

cnn headline stabbing

Update: The palestinians have condemned this as a “lone wolf attack” of a mentally disturbed person.

Just kidding.

I am waiting for the inevitable photos of palestinians handing out candies. Give it a few hours.


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