A speeding Israeli bus loaded with colonists ran over a group of Palestinians, killing one and hurting two others near the Israeli checkpoint of Al Jalamah between Nablus and Jenin.
The speeding bus ran over Noor Hassan Salem, 22, his cousin Alaa Kayed Salem and a third villager from a village near Nablus.Lying anti-Israel propaganda site Mondoweisspublished a photo of the victim, labeling the incident a "bus attack."
Sources in Nablus told Gulf News that Noor suffered serious injuries in the incident and also claimed that the bus driver intentionally sped up before hitting the three men. The sources stressed that as the site was not a place to speed up and because the Palestinian workers were on the pavement and had not reached the street when the bus hit them, it is clear that the accident was intentional. In addition, it indicates that the bus driver clearly meant to hit the Palestinians in front of the Israeli soldiers on the checkpoint.
Nablus sources said that the incident was revenge and maintained that the accident was intentional.
The sources stressed that it was strange that all Palestinians who carried out actions against Israelis had been arrested, indicted and even punished but so far not even a single Israeli attacker had been arrested and questioned.
Social media of course was filled with similar accusations:
Arab American News helpfully implied that this was a "racially motivated attacks by Jewish settlers against Palestinians."
What they didn't mention is that the bus driver was arrested on the scene for investigation (which Ma'an did report) and that he is an Israeli Arab!
Panet (an Israeli Arab newspaper) mentions it. Palestine News Network mentions it. Israeli police say they see no indication of it being intentional.
In the face of this fact, Noor's family- clearly wanting to get paid for their son being a martyr - claimed at the funeral that all these sources are lying, and that the bus driver really was a Jewish settler wearing a kipah, and that he tried to run away, and that Israeli police deliberately barred ambulances from the scene for 45 minutes (even the lying Gulf News report admitted that Israeli and Palestinian ambulances were on the scene quickly.)
Fatah turned the funeral into a political event to incite and stoke more anger against Jews.
And sometimes they hit the jackpot and their lies can start a deadly riot against Jews.
(h/t/ Bob Knot)