Tuesday, January 04, 2011
On January 2, 2011, a number of mainstream media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, CNN, Reuters, AFP and The Independent, reported on the death of a Palestinian woman, Jawaher Abu Rahma, 36, allegedly killed by inhaling tear gas during a protest against Israel's security barrier near the West Bank village of Bil'in.
Questions were raised at the time, not least as to how it was possible that non-lethal tear gas of the same kind used for riot control around the world could have adversely affected one person in this manner. Predictably, this didn't stop the Palestinian propaganda machine from making accusations that Israel had employed some form of nefarious weapon.
In this case, the IDF was accused of mixing phosphorus with the tear gas despite the obvious fact that had this been the case, then everyone at the violent demonstration would have been affected and not just one individual.
Those questions have become even more acute following an IDF investigation into the incident. As YNet explains:
According to IDF officials, Abu-Rahma may have not even participated in the protest in question.
Sources familiar with the material said that unlike similar incidents in the past, the report about Abu-Rahma's injuries arrived late and contained puzzling details.
According to the medical report, there was no clear cause of death, the burial was undertaken via an accelerated procedure, and no post-mortem was performed.
The information also reveals that Abu-Rahma was administered an unusual quantity of drugs, used to offer treatment against poisoning, drug overdose, or leukemia. Moreover, her family's report that she was "hurt by Israeli gas" was not corroborated by any other source.
The IDF also discovered that the deceased was recently treated at a Palestinian hospital, a fact that was not mentioned in the medical reports.
Were the Palestinians lying? This would not be the first time that Palestinian deaths blamed on the IDF have turned out to be, at best, mistaken, or worse, outright libels.
Indeed as recently as April 2010, an allegation that the IDF had killed a Palestinian boy turned out to be false when the boy was found alive and well. We questioned the veracity of Palestinian medical sources as well as the media's reliance on Palestinian "eyewitnesses" or spokespeople who have been found to be, at best, inaccurate and in some cases outright liars.
Is this another example of what David Harris of the AJC calls "confirmation bias" - the habit of favoring information that confirms what you believe, whether it's true or not, and ignoring the rest?"
Sadly enough, one of the biggest enemies the Israeli Jew has to contend with is the American Jew, so its no wonder the likes of the NY Times and Washington Post...and let's not even mention CNN for fear the poison will somehow spread like an evil incantation of witchcraft from days of yore...are dead-set against honest reporting.
Repeat after me; there IS no Palestine. Palestine is a geographical location. There is no Palestinian bloodline, no Palestinian money...or perhaps the Times and/or Post has been hoarding Palestinian Paleoliths or whatever it is they would call so invisible a monetary system....so there can no Palestinian Nation except in the imagi-nation of those who'd like to see the death of Israel.
Countries and Nations don't spring into existence without the barest of modern trappings...even tiny Togo has the Franc...no matter what Jew-haters may imagine in their fondest wet dreams. Relocating criminal Arabs then anointing them as a nation is something only the liberal mind would find believable.