The AP: Don’t worry terrorists, we got your back

A few people caught this despicable headline from the AP yesterday (shamelessly stolen from TOI):

Anti-Israel AP headline

That’s their take on a terror attack that resulted in the death of a three-month-old child.

A three-month-old girl, identified by her grandfather as Chaya Zissel, was killed and several US citizens and Israelis were wounded Wednesday evening when a convicted Palestinian terrorist from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan rammed his vehicle into a crowd of people in the capital.

The attack, which was captured by a security camera, took place at the Ammunition Hill light-rail stop a few hundred meters from Israel’s national police headquarters, situated across a densely traveled thoroughfare, shortly after 6 p.m., a senior police official said.

The terrorist was shot by police and late Wednesday evening he died in hospital.

Take that in for a moment. It was rush hour. The terrorist deliberately plowed his car into a crowd of civilians exiting or waiting for a crowded train. So what are the AP headlines?

Baby killed in Jerusalem car attack
A Palestinian with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded railway station in Jerusalem, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.

The headline makes it sound like the car attacked the people. Just imagine if an Israeli Jew–say, a “settler”–had lost control of his car and slammed into a crowd of Palestinians, accidentally killing one. Imagine the 24-hour coverage, the world media headlines, and the opprobrium heaped on Israel. Here, you have to work to find out the facts by getting past crap like this:

The violence came after months of tensions between Jews and Palestinians in east Jerusalem – the section of the city the Palestinians demand as their future capital. The area has experienced unrest and near-daily attacks on the city’s light rail by Palestinian youths since a wave of violence over the summer, capped by a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

You know what else the violence came after? A constant stream of violence by Palestinians against Jews in Jerusalem that the news media is ignoring.

There has been a constant stream of attacks against Jews in Jerusalem since the Gaza war. There is now talk of a third “intifada”, but let’s face it–it’s not uprising, it’s war by another name. They’re not protesting being “occupied”. They’re protesting the presence of Jews. Mahmoud Abbas is using the language of Hamas, saying that Jews are “desecrating” Muslim holy sites. And the world utterly ignores him.

Abbas said it was not enough for Palestinians to say that “settlers” have come to the Temple Mount.

“We should all remain present at the Noble Sanctuary [Temple Mount],” he added.

“We must prevent them from entering the Noble Sanctuary in any way. This is our Al-Aksa and our church. They have no right to enter and desecrate them. We must confront them and defend our holy sites.”

This is why the Palestinians are rioting on a daily basis. Because there are no moderate Palestinians. There is no wish for peace, no wish to share the land. They lie about the 3,000-year history of Judaism in the land of Israel in order to make it seem like Muslims have some right to the historic homeland of the Jews.

And the results? Terror attacks that murder three-month-old babies. While the AP covers for the terrorists and tries to blame Israel.

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