As news broke on Israeli and Jewish news services of yet another act of terror committed by Palestinian Arabs against their Jewish neighbors, The New York Times had two of its journalists upload stories to the Times’ website. Its versions of the account called out “Arab” and “Palestinian” assailants but NEVER stated that the victims were Jews.
The story according to Isabel Kershner:
“Two assailants armed with a gun and an ax attacked passers-by in an Israeli town on Thursday night, killing at least three, according to initial reports from the police and emergency services.
The police described the assault as a suspected terrorist attack.
The attack followed a wave of violence by Arab assailants that had already killed 14 people in Israel since mid-March. Another Israeli man who was guarding a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank was killed by Palestinian gunmen last week.
Several more people were reported to be wounded in Thursday’s attack in Elad, an ultra-Orthodox town in central Israel.
The assailants appeared to have escaped; the police said they had set up checkpoints along several roads and officers in a police helicopter were searching for a vehicle seen fleeing the scene.
The attack took place just after nightfall, at the end of Israel’s Independence Day, marking the foundation of the state in 1948. Palestinians mark the establishment of Israel as the Nakba, or catastrophe.
Emergency responders said they found the first fatality by a traffic circle in Elad and two more in a nearby park.
“When we arrived we realized that this was a complex scene,” said Alon Rizkan, a paramedic with the Magen David Adom ambulance service. He described the three people who were pronounced dead at the scene as men, all aged around 40.
Several more wounded men were transferred to hospitals, he said.”
The Jewish victims – targeted because they were Jews – were referred to as “passers-by” or “people,” making them appear as random targets of Palestinian Arabs.
The story told by Patrick Kingsley had a similar angle:
“The surge in terrorist attacks in Israel, the deadliest wave of violence since 2016, has been framed by Palestinian parties and militant groups as a logical consequence of the entrenchment of Israel’s 55-year occupation of the West Bank, of Israel’s control over sensitive religious sites in Jerusalem, and of the dwindling commitment from some key Arab leaders to the creation of a Palestinian state.
The attackers’ diverse backgrounds, however, have left both Palestinian and Israeli analysts and officials uncertain about the relationship between the attacks, the motivations of the attackers and the timing of their attacks.
Prior to the attack in Elad on Thursday, there had been several attacks across cities in Israel, involving Arab assailants who have killed 14 people, including two Arab police officers and two Ukrainians. But beyond their lethal outcomes, the episodes have not fit easily within a simple narrative.
Two of the most recent attacks — in Tel Aviv and Bnei Brak — were carried out by Palestinians from the occupied West Bank. While praised by several Palestinian movements, no group has formally claimed responsibility for them.
Two earlier attacks were carried out by three members of Israel’s Arab minority who had known sympathies for the Islamic State, the extremist group that has no ties to the Palestinian national movement and that claimed responsibility, perhaps opportunistically, for one incident but not the other.
While the lethal outcome of the first attack, on March 22, may have inspired the others to follow suit, a senior Israeli military officer said there was no evidence that any of them were masterminded by a major Palestinian group, let alone by the same network. Analysts also noted that the attackers in the first two incidents had no ideological connection to the latest two.“
Kingsley referred to the “attacks” generally, and the only time he described the victims, he wrote there were “14 people, including two Arab police officers and two Ukrainians.” No Jews.
The New York Times tells its readers that the deliberate slaughter of Jews does “not fit easily into a simple narrative,” attempting to obfuscate the easily identifiable Jew hatred and refusal of Arab Muslims to coexist with so many Jews and the Jewish State.
Its absolution via omission, and is anti-Semitism itself.