Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Today's Melbourne Age tells the story of a Nablus man who hijacked a taxi, ran over two policemen and stabbed six people outside a Tel Aviv nightclub early yesterday -
Taxi hijacker on rampage

The cab hit two policemen and the taxi driver was among the six stabbed by the assailant before he was subdued and taken into custody.

The report then goes on to provide a rendition of the old style Age scoreboard of death reminiscent of the Ed O'Loughlin days:-

Eight Israelis were killed on August 18 in attacks near the resort city of Eilat. The bloodshed led to an escalation in the Gaza Strip, where at least 24 Palestinians were killed in Israeli air strikes, and one Israeli died from a Gaza-launched rocket attack.

True, but it only tells half the story.

The Israeli victims were all non combatants - attacked by terrorists who inflitrated into the country or by missiles fired at civilians.

The Palestinian victims included combatants - terrorist leaders and those killed while planning more attacks - or human shields placed in harm's way by the terrorists.

Pity this reporter decided not to put the figures in their right context.

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