|Don't worry - it never happened.|
An Israeli home in the illegal settlement of Beit El, located in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah and al-Bireh, was burned to the ground late Thursday night after a group of Palestinian youth threw Molotov cocktails into the settlement, according to Palestinian sources.The story isn't true. Yisrael Medad asked around and found that nothing of the sort happened.
According to locals, several youths threw Molotov cocktails at the house, which was located on the outskirts of the settlement. The house then caught on fire and burned to the ground.
Israeli forces, firemen, and ambulances rushed to the area to put out the fire, while Israeli forces immediately began searching the area for suspects.
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an she would look into reports on the incident.
But the story is important anyway - because it means that Palestinians are bragging about doing exactly what they continuously accuse Jews of doing to the Dawabsheh family.
The false reports say that the youths burned the house down late at night. This means that in their own telling of the story, the youths would have assumed that there was a Jewish family inside that they were trying to murder.
Of course, the entire population of Israel denounced any potential Jewish involvement in the incident in Duma. But this story is being reported in Arab media without any moral qualms about what they claim they did. Even as Palestinians continue to use Duma as a means to show the world how supposedly immoral "settlers" are, they go out of their way to brag to their media that they are burning Jews alive in their homes, or at least are trying to.
The difference in morality is stunning - but the news media won't point it out. It wouldn't be "evenhanded."