“Possible Terrorist Attack Attempt”???

David Rubin,

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David Rubin
David Rubin is former mayor of Shiloh, Israel. He is founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children"s Fund, and the author of five books, including The Islamic Tsunami and his latest, More Sparks From Zion. For more info, click on these links: www.DavidRubinIsrael.com or www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org...

After the gruesome terror attack near Shiloh, the Jerusalem Post posted the following headline:

“Shots were fired late Monday toward an Israeli vehicle traveling near the West Bank settlements of Shiloh and Shvut Rachel in a possible terrorist attack attempt. At least four people were initially reported injured, with three people sustaining serious wounds and one with light-to-moderate wounds. Motives behind the incident were not yet clear. (Emphasis Mine)

As one who lives in Shiloh, which is centrally located in the mountains of Samaria, and who was wounded some years ago in a similar shooting attack along with my then three-year-old son, I am greatly disturbed by what I have just read on a news site that I generally have respected. Of course, I am very distressed by this horrific terrorist attack, but I am even more shocked by how it is being reported. We have experienced so many shooting attacks in Samaria - many Israelis dead and many Israelis wounded and they are ALWAYS terrorist attacks with very clear motives - to kill or wound the Jews in the car and to frighten thousands of others.

"Possible terrorist attack attempt?"

"Motives not clear?"

I am grossly offended by this particular editor’s awkward, or even worse, blatantly biased effort at ignoring an obvious attack, and a serious one at that by terrorists on a civilian car. Definitely Arabs. Definitely Muslims. Almost definitely Hamas, Fatah, or Islamic Jihad. Possibly even ISIS. Definitely not Jews. Definitely not common criminals. The Jerusalem Post should know better that the history of terror does indeed repeat itself every time and the ideological address is always the same.

As I am posting this blog entry, we don’t yet know who the victims are, other than that all four, in their 20s, are suffering from bullet wounds to both upper and lower bodies. The military and political response by Israel should be rapid and strong, but the Jerusalem Post must issue a quick correction and an apology for this pathetic attempt at political “correctness” even if in the unconvincing guise of cautious reporting.  

An Afterword (posted 22 hours later) - One of the wounded, Moshe Malachi Rosenfeld, has died of his wounds. The others are still being treated in hospital. The J.Post headline has been slightly revised, implicitly admitting that it was indeed a terror attack, apparently directed by Hamas. They still are refusing to call the region by its accurate historical name "Samaria", preferring to use the Arab misnomer, "the West Bank".