Tensions mount in Mideast pending settlement decision

  • Article by: By ETHAN BRONNER and ISABEL KERSHNER
  • Updated: September 22, 2010 - 8:06 PM

A deadly shooting in Jerusalem came as a construction moratorium is about to end.

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mvp1923Sep. 23, 10 2:26 AM

Yesterday I provided a more logical version of what you read above. Let me critique what we have in this article...but first, let's ask, dudes: how logical is it that a lone Jewish man, armed or not, would chase Palestinians in a Palestinian neighborhood in the pitch dark in the middle of the night, especially when he is being attacked by multiple men? Answer: not logical whatsoever. I suggest that the PA is using a non-political incident and spinning it to their own desires with their typically anti-Israeli, non-fact based propaganda: "Israeli settlers [carried] out provocations to divert attention from the issue of Israeli settlement construction." In fact, as I wrote yesterday, this incident was used to stir up hysteria and cause the Temple Mount rioting that occurred yesterday. So the incident was used as a political ploy by the PA once it occurred. I hardly think the Jewish guard was planning on causing riots. Things are on eggshells because of the political situation, indeed, and any and every excuse will be used by the PA to twist things to their media desires and promote violence. But if we match the possible facts to the outcome (what would have led to the unfortunate death of Mr. Sirhan), the Jerusalem Post's version is much more logical and believable than the PA's. The Post: the Jewish guard was assaulted and surrounded by a group of Palestinian men who 'boxed him in' as he entered the Silwan neighborhood. He shot in the air to disperse them; when that didn't settle the matter, he shot one of the assaulters, believing that his very life was in mortal danger. Much more believable than a lone Jewish man chasing a Palestinian through the streets of Silwan to kill him, in order to provoke Palestinians!

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flipper24Sep. 23, 1012:56 PM

logic should win over emotion, but in today's world it seems most emotions are against Israel.I do concur with you. i wouldn't go chasing somebody by myself if i was in their neighborhood....

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lax8751Sep. 24, 1012:07 PM

Wow! I can't believe the mainstream media actually reported this. How many other Palestinian deaths at the hands of Israelis have went unreported? Meanwhile, Israel expects the Palestinians to negotiate while continuing to steal land and running an apartheid state.

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