Recent Jewish Fatalities from Arab Terror: Hello, Mainstream Media?

The world is outraged by supposed “Jewish” terror yet ignores Arab terror against Jews.


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Blood on prayer shawls and prayer books inside Har Nof’s Kehilat Yaakov synagogue. credit TOI.

Jewish terrorism is practically non-existent. It is so rare, that if it happens it’s difficult to believe. Supposedly Jewish “extremists” have attacked an Arab house, resulting in the death of a toddler, and it’s made headline news all over the mainstream media. Naturally, Jews everywhere are condemning the attack because unlike Palestinian Authority and Hamas leaders who applaud the murder of Jews, handing out candy, naming schools, streets and plazas after terrorists, justifying the savagery, actually paying terrorists and inciting more violence, Jews do not condone terrorism.

This attack is horrific. There is no denying it.

The issue here is the double standard. Why so much news on this attack and nothing on Arab attacks against Jews?

So far, four Israelis have died this year due to Arab terrorism. These are four deaths in addition to the countless wounded in various attacks. Does the world know this? It is information you have to search for. Sure, Israeli newspapers and Jewish sites reported on their deaths, but where was the mainstream media? I saw no coverage of any of these attacks in the regular American news sites I visit. If they won’t report on them, I will.

Adele Biton before the attack.

On February 17, 2015, little Adele Biton, four years-old, passed away. She’d been suffering for two years after an Arab rock attack in 2013. Yes, rocks can kill.

Feb 17, 2015 – Adele Biton, 4, of Yakir, who suffered traumatic brain damage when the car driven by her mother was struck by a barrage of stones on March 14, 2013, died of respiratory complications.

On March 14, 2013, Adva Biton was driving on the Trans-Samaria Highway, taking her three youngest daughters home from a visit to their grandmother’s house. A barrage of stones thrown by Palestinian youths at passing vehicles caused the family car to crash into a truck. All four passengers in the car were wounded. Adva and the four- and five-year-old girls Avigail and Naama were lightly-to-moderately injured. The youngest daughter, Adele, was critically injured, and remained in intensive care for months due to traumatic brain damage.

At the end of May 2013, Adele was transferred in a semi-comatose state to the Beit Levinstein Rehabilitation Hospital in Ra’anana, where she remained partially conscious.

In February 2014, after a lengthy rehabilitation process, Beit Levinstein concluded that nothing more could be done for the tiny patient. Caring for a severely brain-damaged child in an average family dwelling is a difficult proposition. Adele was only released home in September after her family home was fitted with the proper facilities to care for her. At the time, her mother said

“Adele is still unconscious, it hurts me to see her confined to a wheelchair, not engaging with the world. She doesn’t laugh, doesn’t eat, doesn’t do anything on her own.” 

Her grandmother Rachel said, 

“Every day she was home was a day of joy. Sometimes, over the phone, I even kiss her and talk to her, and she responds with her own kind of signals.”

Adele Biton died on February 17, 2015 at Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petah Tikva after developing respiratory complications from a lung infection. She was four years old.

“There is no doubt that it stems from the neurological damage which she suffered, which makes dealing with all medical issues more difficult. Every little thing puts her body into major stress,”

said her mother. Muawiya Qabha, the Arab medic who saved Adele on the night of the attack, eulogized her, saying:

“Words can’t explain the pain I feel and tears are choking my throat. How could a superhero be defeated? It’s just not possible,” he said.

Adele Biton was buried in Yakir. She is survived by her parents, Rafi and Adva, her sisters Avigail and Naama, and baby brother.

Source: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On April 15, Shalom Sherki, 25, was killed in car ramming attack:

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credit: Israel National News.

Shalom Sherki was killed and his girlfriend was seriously injured on Holocaust Remembrance Day, when West Bank resident Khaled Koutineh ran his car into a bus stop in Jerusalem. Koutineh was arrested and after questioning admitted to perpetrating the attack. Sherki was the son of a prominent Israeli Rabbi, and hundreds of people attended his funeral. Weeks after his death, security camera footage was released, cleatly demonstrating that Koutineh deliberately rammed his car into Sherki and his girlfriend. To view the footage,click here.

Source: Jewish Virtual Library

June 19, Danny Gonen, 25, was killed in a terror shooting:

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credit: Israel and Stuff

Danny Gonen was travelling in the West Bank in his vehicle with another 25-year old friend, when he was waved down on the side of the road by a Palestinian man seeming to need their assistance. The man opened fire on the vehicle, striking Gonen multiple times but leaving his friend relatively unharmed. Gonen was airlifted to a hospital but died of his wounds. Hamas issued a statement claiming that they “welcome this excellent and heroic attack.” The individual who attacked and killed Gonen was arrested three weeks later by Shin Bet security forces.

Source: Jewish Virtual Library

On June 29, Malachi Rosenfeld, also 25, was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting and died the following day:

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Rosenfeld and a group of three friends were attacked by a Palestinian individual with a gun on the evening of June 29, 2015 in the Binyamin region, North of Tel Aviv. Rosenfeld’s three friends sustained less serious injuries, but Rosenfeld succumbed to his bullet wounds the next day. The Shin Bet arrested the suspects who carried out the attack on July 19, 2015. The attack was perpetrated by Hamas member Ahmed Najar, who was one of the prisoners released during the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal in 2011.

Source: Jewish Virtual Library

Those who died as a result of Palestinian terror in 2014: (Source: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Baruch Mizrahi Apr 14, 2014
Shelly Dadon May 1, 2014
Naftali Frenkel Jun 12, 2014
Gilad Sha’er Jun 12, 2014
Eyal Yifrah Jun 12, 2014
Dror Hanin Jul 15, 2014
Ouda Lafi al-Waj Jul 19, 2014
Narakorn Kittiyangkul Jul 23, 2014
Rabbi Avraham Walles Aug 4, 2014
Daniel Tregerman Aug 22, 2014
Ze’ev Etzion Aug 26, 2014
Shahar Melamed Aug 26, 2014
Netanel Maman Aug 29, 2014
Chaya Zissel Braun Oct 22, 2014
Karen Jemima Mosquera Oct 26, 2014
Netanel Roi Arami Sept 16, 2014
Jidan Assad Nov 5, 2014
Shalom Aharon Baadani Nov 7, 2014
Almog Shilony Nov 10, 2014
Dalia Lemkus Nov 10, 2014
Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg Nov 18, 2014
Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky Nov 18, 2014
Rabbi Kalman Ze’ev Levine Nov 18, 2014
Rabbi Moshe Twersky Nov 18, 2014
Zidan Nahad Seif Nov 18, 2014

Does the world care about these people?

Altogether, over 3700 people have died in Israel from Arab terror since 1920. May their memory be a blessing.



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  1. Sadly, the world doesn’t seem to care about Jewish lives. One disturbing aspect of this latest attack which killed an Arab toddler is that the world hasn’t waited to ascertain the facts before blaming the Jews. As you say, Jewish terrorism is extremely rare, and aurely we must not rush to judgent before the perpetrators are identified. The Israeli government and virtually all Israelis have rightly condemned the perpetrators, but until we know who they are, that is where it should stop.

    So many Jewish lives lost at the hands of Arab terrorists, and the world looks away. In America, following the shooting of a young black man, people took to the streets with placards reading “Black Lives Matter”. As Jews we know that all lives matter, whatever race or religion, we are all human beings.

    Does the world believe that Jewish lives matter? The evidence would suggest otherwise.