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Palestinian Authority child terrorist. "Don't shoot. I am a child."

{Originally posted to the authors’ website, This Ongoing War}

A tragedy is being made worse by those who report it. Or better: fail to accurately report it.


Those of us following with horror the ongoing and escalating weaponization of children by the Palestinian Arab leadership will not be surprised to find corners of the mainstream media for whom the telling of the events entails a reflexive laying of principal blame at the feet of the Israelis.

Reuters, for instance.

Here [link] is how a syndicated report they issued on Sunday night [link] is being megaphoned via news channels across the global news landscape today. It’s their take on the violence and bloodletting we reported here yesterday [“15-Feb-16: Capping a long day of extreme violence, an Arab-on-Israeli shooting attack in Jerusalem“, and “14-Feb-16: Sunday bloody Sunday“]. But at a deeper and more worrying level, it’s an instance of agit-prop packaged up to advance a shallow, misleading and eventually dangerous re-telling of the Palestinian Arab descent into self-destruction.

Reuters professional editors and reporters – along with most of the editors at the news channels who syndicate their stories – manage not to even notice (or pretend not to) how most of yesterday’s Arab-on-Israeli shootings and stabbings were done by children. The words child and children are completely absent. This takes determination and, to an extent, talent.

By looking away from the real story – the indoctrination of yet another generation of hope-deprived youngsters and equipping them with the zeal and self-negation that it takes to kill and be killed – ensures more deaths and injuries of children in the days to come. The toll is already far too great.

Click for some of our previous posts about the astonishing ways Pal Arab society relates to children’s lives – not only its own, as we as bereaved parents of a murdered child know, but especially its own.

How great if the Reuters people would take to heart some words we quoted here a few months back [20-Oct-15: Children and what a soulless society can do to them]. An acclaimed leader of oppressed people who understood how this works said:

 “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela 1918-2013, addressing the launch of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Pretoria, South Africa, May 8, 1995


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Frimet and Arnold Roth began writing and speaking publicly soon after the murder of their fifteen year-old daughter Malki Z"L in the Jerusalem Sbarro massacre, August 9, 2001 (Chaf Av, 5761). They have both been, and are, frequently interviewed for radio, television and the print media, including CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Al-Jazeera, and others. Their blog This Ongoing War deals with the under-appreciated price of living in a society afflicted by terrorism which, they contend, means the entire world. Frimet is a native of Queens, NY while her husband was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. They brought their family to settle in Jerusalem in 1988. They co-founded the Malki Foundation in 2001 and are deeply involved in its work as volunteers. They can be reached at .
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