Monday, October 3, 2011

Maayan Lubell counts Jewish attacks on Palestinians; mute on Palestinian attacks on Jews

Reuters correspondent Maayan Lubell, who wouldn't know honest journalism if it knocked her flying, scrupulously counts the number of alleged Jewish "price tag" attacks against Palestinian property involving graffiti and the legendary uprooting of olive trees.  Without telling us exactly how many such incidents occurred in 2010, Lubell reports that attacks have "risen by 57 percent in the first seven months of 2011 compared with the same period last year" (from 14 to 22?).  She also solemnly informs us that Israel's security service, the Shin Beit, has said these incidents have “terrorist aspects”.

Though vandalism and arson are serious crimes and should be punished accordingly, we are frankly fascinated with Reuters fastidious attention to detail when it comes to reporting on alleged Jewish property crimes but near silence on the matter of the 178 Palestinian terror attacks involving rockets, mortars, knifings, and other sundry methods aimed at murdering Jews, in August alone.

Apparently, Lubell cannot count higher than the number of her fingers and toes.

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