January 16, 2013
Where's the Coverage? Rock-Throwing
When you think about throwing rocks, what comes to mind? Lazy summer afternoons skipping stones in a pond?
How about this?
On January 16, an Israeli child was injured when Palestinian Arabs heaved a rock through the windshield of the car he was riding in.
In December, an Arab teenager hurled a rock through the windshield of a car and nearly killed a baby when it crashed a few inches from the infant. In 2011, Asher Palmer and his infant son Yonatan were killed when their car overturned after being pelted with boulders.
In the pages of The New York Times, Tom Friedman recommended that West Bank Arabs engage in rock-throwing as part of “nonviolent opposition”. Nick Kristof described how Palestinians are taking up “noviolent peaceful resistance” of the type “inspired by the work of Mahatma Gandhi and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” though, he reported, they sometimes define “nonviolence to include stone-throwing.”
The columnists of The Times and other media must learn: nonviolence and rock-throwing are mutually exclusive. This is Palestinian rock-throwing:
Rock-throwing is not exactly Tom Sawyer stuff, is it? It’s violent and dangerous. So… Where’s the coverage?
Posted by SC at January 16, 2013 09:47 PM
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