Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Noticed or Not, Killing Go On


There is no unanimity in characterization of a violent attack by firearm as a "mass shooting." However, it is reasonable to argue that in the USA in the past week alone, there have been three (3) unfortunate manifestations of 2nd Amendment freedoms. They've taken place in Chesapeake, Virginia on 11/22, leaving 7 dead and 4 injured; in Hennessey, Oklahoma on 11/20, with 4 killed and one injured; in Colorado Springs, Colorado on 11/19, resulting in 5 killed and 17 injured.

As I've written before, I rarely watch Fox News, which is far more politically extremist than either CNN or MSNBC. On the latter two, however, there has been much less coverage of Chesapeake and Hennessey than of Virginia Beach, which is to say: the extent of coverage of the Colorado Springs massacre has been proper, of the other two, insufficient. Those not born on November 22, 2022 (i.e., yesterday) will recognize greater coverage because the murders took place at a gay nightclub. 

That's not the best reason for emphasizing the story. However, these atrocities receive insufficient attention by the right, so we should be thankful for whatever reporting there is on cable news.

And in the USA, there undoubtedly will be only limited attention paid to certain other obscenities, from the progressive left or the centrist media, whose narrative they contradic,; nor from the GOP, which cannot easily blame them on Joe Biden. The Times of Israel reports

The body of an Israeli man who died after a car crash in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Tuesday morning was believed to have been snatched by Palestinian gunmen from a hospital in the city, the military said.

Tiran Fero, an 18-year-old from the Druze-majority town of Daliyat al-Karmel was critically injured along with his friend who was seriously hurt in the crash.

The Israel Defense Forces said Fero was taken to a hospital in the Palestinian city due to his critical condition, while his friend was transferred to a nearby checkpoint before being rushed by the army to a hospital within Israel proper.

The body of an Israeli man who died after a car crash in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Tuesday morning was believed to have been snatched by Palestinian gunmen from a hospital in the city, the military said.

Tiran Fero, an 18-year-old from the Druze-majority town of Daliyat al-Karmel was critically injured along with his friend who was seriously hurt in the crash.

The Israel Defense Forces said Fero was taken to a hospital in the Palestinian city due to his critical condition, while his friend was transferred to a nearby checkpoint before being rushed by the army to a hospital within Israel proper.

Fero died at the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin, and later his body was apparently snatched by unidentified gunmen, according to the IDF and Palestinian media reports.

Fero’s uncle, however, said his nephew was still alive and connected to a ventilator when he was taken. “They disconnected him from the machines and tossed him into a car,” he told the Kan public radio Wednesday morning.

Images of Fero’s Israeli ID card circulated on social media, seemingly after being taken from the hospital.

Fero was not a soldier, but a 12th grader at a school in the Druze town….

There was no immediate public claim of responsibility by any terror groups for snatching the body.

Not so reticent, however, were some of their supporters:


 

Of course, Hamas will be Hamas.

Israel proper occupies .288% (including occupied territories, slightly more) of the Middle East . That is too much for some people, including a portion of the Middle East and right-wing and left-wing anti-Semites in the USA. They will largely ignore the continuing effort to destroy our nation's one democratic ally in the region while American media will mostly turn a blind eye to most murderous rampages in the USA.  

This is not peak media performance. But decent folks must be allowed to sleep easy o' nights, mustn't they?



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