Another day, another Islamic terrorist attack, this time in Istanbul, with a terrorist – believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume – opening fire at a crowded nightclub, killing at least 39 people and wounding close to 70.
May their memories be a blessing.
One of the victims was a young Israeli woman. Here are some examples of how the Israeli media reported it:
I mention this because the Israeli victim – Lian Nassar, 19 – was an Israeli Arab. You only discover that when reading the reports.
You see, Jew, Arab or Christian, we value our citizens. This is just further proof that claims of apartheid are plain ridiculous.
Of course, the palestinians cannot handle this, so we see headlines like this from their news agencies:
But make no mistake about it. Israeli Arabs mostly identify as Israelis.
Needless to say, our leaders come out with messages like this:
I share in the sorrow of the family of Lian Zaher Nasser & send my wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured. https://t.co/n2D86vIlGM
— Reuven Rivlin (@PresidentRuvi) January 1, 2017
With this tragedy, may more people at least realize the truth about Israel.
Update: It’s not just the palestinians. This from Ha’aretz’s World News Editor Asaf Ronel:
Photo of the Palestinian w Israeli nationality killed in the Istanbul NYE attack https://t.co/TZmvLzMD2g
— Asaf Ronel (@AsafRonel) January 1, 2017