Three Sick Responses to the Murder of an Israeli Policewoman

Israeli police stand around a body of a Palestinian in Jerusalem, Friday, June 16, 2017. Three Palestinians armed with an automatic weapon and knives attacked Israeli officers on duty near Jerusalem's Old City in twin attacks at two locations Friday evening, critically wounding one before they were shot and killed. Police officer critically wounded died of her wounds.

By Michael Brown Published on June 18, 2017

JERUSALEM — How did the BBC, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority respond to the premeditated, terrorist murder of a 23-year-old Israeli policewoman? The answer is: true to form.

The BBC has a long history of biased, anti-Israel (and even anti-Semitic) reporting, as documented on BBCWatch.org and other sites. The bias is commonly seen in BBC’s headlines.

For example, in 2013, Labour’s Lord Ahmed “was suspended for claiming that Jews were responsible for his imprisonment after driving offences.” How did the BBC report this? “Labour peer Lord Ahmed suspended after ‘Jewish claims.’” What in the world are “Jewish claims”?

As one reader commented, “There were no ‘Jewish claims’ – it was antisemitism.”

Why, then, didn’t the BBC properly identify this as “anti-Semitism”? The word, they explained, is “too long”!

More commonly, BBC headlines mislead the reader in terms of guilt and responsibility. Compare these two headlines, one when a Palestinian is killed by Israeli soldiers and the other when an Israeli is killed Palestinian terrorists. The headlines are: “Israeli attack kills baby girl” vs. “Israeli baby killed by gunfire.”

In the former, Israel is to blame; in the latter, it is just “gunfire” that is to blame. How the gun was fired and who fired it is a mystery.

Other acts of Palestinian terrorism have been reported with headlines like this: “Bomb stokes Mid-East tension.”

Yes, just a generic bomb that somehow went off. Those bombs can be so independent and nasty.

BBC on the Murder of Israeli Policewoman

How, then, did the BBC report the terrorist slaying of this young Israeli policewoman? Brace yourself. It’s as ugly as it gets for a major news outlet like the BBC. The headline read, “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem.” That is outrageous.

There is no mention of the cold-blooded murder of a young Israeli woman. No mention that the deadly stabbing was a Palestinian terrorist attack. No mention that the three Palestinians killed were the terrorist murderers. And the emphasis, inexcusably, is put on the rightful killing of terrorists armed with an assault rifle and knives.

BBC’s apology was too little too late: “We accept that our original headline did not appropriately reflect the nature of the events and subsequently changed it. Whilst there was no intention to mislead our audiences, we regret any offense caused.”

Yes, just another innocent error.

Hamas Reacts to the Murder

Hamas reminded us that its anti-Israel hatred is as deep as ever, despite recent claims that it had softened its tone. Prime Minister Netanyahu literally threw such claims into the trash can last month.

Like the BBC, Hamas is consistent. In April, Hamas hailed the vehicular ramming attack that killed one Israeli and wounded another. “We bless this heroic ramming attack at the Ofra intersection near Ramallah, which is a response to the continued crimes of the Zionist occupation at the expense of our people,” said Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif Qanou.

Now, both Hamas and ISIS are claiming responsibility for Friday’s murder. (Heaven forbid that ISIS gets the credit for such a good kill.) A Hamas spokesman described the killers as “three hero martyrs.” Yes, three hero martyrs who attacked Israelis before the Sabbath, wounding one and stabbing the other to death. How heroic.

Palestinian Authority is Outraged … That the Terrorists Were Killed

As for the Palestinian Authority, Israel’s supposed peace partner, they too have proven true to form.

It has often been documented that the PA names children’s schools and city squares after mass-murdering terrorists. And the fact that the PA pays the salaries of imprisoned terrorists is a point of contention now with the Trump administration.

So how did Fatah, the PA’s political faction, respond to Friday’s terrorist attack? It condemned Israel for killing the terrorists, calling it a “war crime”! Here’s the official statement from spokesperson Osama al- Kawasm: Fatah “condemns the war crime carried out by Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem against three Palestinian teens.” (The terrorists were 17, 18, and 19.) Fatah added that “the international community’s silence emboldened Israel to further spill the blood of Palestinians.”

Yes, those evil Israelis did it again. They, and they alone bear the guilt.

And so, as a beautiful young woman named Hadas Malka succumbed to multiple stabbing wounds, the BBC misreported the murder, Hamas praised it, and Fatah condemned Israel for killing the young murderers. Do you see now why I described their responses as “sick”?

In reality, the responses of Hamas and Fatah in particular only provoke further bloodshed, thereby bereaving the families of both Palestinians and Israelis. This is beyond sick.

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  • Patmos

    And if Barrack were still in office, he would have blamed the woman for getting in the way of Palestinian stabbing practice.

    I don’t mean to make light of this senseless loss, but the scary thing is what I wrote isn’t all that far fetched.

  • Wilberforce

    May God bless you, Dr. Brown, for saying this. After touring Israel with you, this is bright as day truth.

    May He Bless you eternal…

  • tz1

    We need more women in combat where they can be slaughtered? Complain all you want, but as long as women are going to be fighting violent opponents they will lose. They aren’t the comic book Xena or Wonder Woman or Supergirl.

    I find it tiresome that 3000 innocent babies a day are murdered in a heinous, painful way, then sold for their body parts, and we can only hope something happens on the supreme court so rarely merits a mention even on Catholic sites. It’s not like as if terrorists would kill 3000 innocents … oh … 911 … which gave us the PATRIOT Act and a military response. Nevermind. And Israel is almost abortion on demand paid by the government.

    How many died in Chicago this weekend that don’t merit a mention?

    While it is criminal and tragic, I miss where one non Christian in a country amidst conflict is somehow far more important than the middle east Christians being slaughtered by ISIS and others, and the Abortion Holocaust. Then there’s the slaughter of white farmers in South Africa no one cares about.

    How many Catholics would you see die to preserve Jews who are either traditional or secular who reject Christ and the church he established?

    • Freedoms_Cost

      I take it therefore, that according to you, anyone whose religion is different than may be slaughtered with impunity?!?!? You are as sickeningly inhuman as any ISIS member, and if you haven’t killed anyone yet it’s probably only because you haven’t had a chance. Yes, the media is incredibly hypocritical in ignoring the systematic extermination of Christians throughout the Muslim world – it just doesn’t fit their agenda. BUT all that does not justify YOUR hatred, YOUR bigotry, YOUR stupidity! It would behoove you to remember that the one YOU profess to worship was a JEW!!! And HE is thoroughly ashamed that you and your ilk invoke his name to constantly justify YOUR hatred, to constantly expose YOUR idiocy and ignorance, all the while as you rant on in direct contravention of the love that universal HE preached. ISIS IS VERILY PROUD OF YOU!!!

      • tz1

        If because someone’s religion is different than mine, they feel free to engage in the mass slaughter of innocents, then I will seek to stop that slaughter of innocents by any means necessary. Same if they think they can engage in theft, rape, or fraud.

        What would you do if someone did violence to you or your property and said you should tolerate the evil because it was their religious duty to injure you?

        • Freedoms_Cost

          “If because someone’s religion is different than mine, they feel free to engage in the mass slaughter of innocents, then I will seek to stop that slaughter of innocents by any means necessary. Same if they think they can engage in theft, rape, or fraud.” On that we are in FULL agreement, but that is not at all what YOU said in the original post. Maybe you should reread your own words

  • Paul Burgett

    It’s true that the world stands against God and against the Jewish people. May all who read this article be reminded to stop and pray for every Jewish man, woman, and child, and to pray for peace in Jerusalem – the city God has chosen!

  • Sue Holder

    Dr Brown thank you. Having just returned from Israel I am appalled by the misrepresentation of this murder. What is the best way to respond so truth is told to this country UK and it’s people. May the Lord bless you ministry.

    • Dant e

      Its not going to happen via MSM, they`re all left wing. The only way is through word of mouth and social media like this.

  • Joshua Krug

    James 1:19
    [ Listening and Doing ] My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
    2 Corinthians 12:7
    or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.

  • Joshua Krug

    Lamentations 3:22New International Version (NIV)

    22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
    The Lord is our healer. So we call men to repent and believe the Good News.

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