Sunday, December 21, 2014

  • Sunday, December 21, 2014
  • Elder of Ziyon
Fact checking and Arab media do not exactly go together:

A Palestinian man from the northern West Bank has said that a group of Jewish settlers attempted to kidnap his four-year-old son from a parked car on Friday evening.

Majd Asous told Ma'an that he left his four-year-old son Nadim in a parked car outside a store in the village of Huwwara south of Nablus when a group of Israeli settlers ina red Subaru approached the boy.

Asous said that the settlers approached the car and grabbed the boy, but they fled the area after the child started screaming.

The father added that following the incident he followed the settlers' car, which then entered the Jewish-only settlement of Bracha near the village of Burin.

Asous was unable to follow the vehicle into the settlement as access is forbidden for non-Jews.

The boy was subsequently taken to a hospital to be treated for trauma.
So on Friday evening (which must have been close to or after sunset, since sunset in Israel this time of year is about 4:35) a Palestinian Arab man left his four year old son alone in his car while he went shopping. Settlers from a religious community decided to ignore Sabbath because they really wanted to kidnap some random child that they were cruising around hoping to find instead of the usual Shabbat activities. Their plans were foiled by the courageous kid, but they ducked into their settlement before they could be caught. The man apparently didn't bother to go to either Palestinian or Israeli police to file a complaint, nor did he tell the guard at the settlement gate that the people he just let in were would-be kidnappers. .

Sure, this all adds up.

Given that Ma'an will publish the most absurd accusations without doing the slightest verification, people who want their 15 minutes of fame know where to go.

There was a real kidnapping in Hebron on Thursday night, but no Jews were accused of it so it really was not worth reporting in English.



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