A Jew, a jihadist and the Guardian: A brief illustration of photographic sympathy


Yesterday, April 30, we posted about a report by Harriet Sherwood on the murder of an Israeli man, 32-year-old Evyatar Borovsky, by a Palestinian terrorist affiliated with Fatah in a stabbing attack at a bus stop at the Tapuach Junction, in the northern West Bank. The report also noted that, on the same day, Israeli forces killed a jihadist bomb-maker and arms dealer in Gaza named Hitham Ziyad Ibrahim Mishal, who was believed to be responsible for a recent rocket attack on Eilat.

Mishal was active in multiple Salafi-jihadi organizations, and reportedly “dealt in the manufacturing, upgrading and trade of firearms, rockets and bombs, which he delivered to various terror organizations.”

Sherwood’s report in the Guardian was entitled ‘Israeli security forces deployed in West Bank after settler is stabbed to death and included this photo depicting grieving Palestinians in Gaza:

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Here’s the Guardian caption:

A Palestinian boy, right, mourns as men comfort a relative during the funeral of Hitham Masshal, whose body is being carried in the background, in Gaza City’s al-Shati refugee camp. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

While certainly not at all surprising, it’s important nonetheless to note that Guardian editors did not show the following photo, which was published elsewhere in the media, showing three of Evyatar Borovsky’s surviving children at his funeral yesterday.

kids-635x357There is another even more heartbreaking photo online of one of these young boys – arms wrapped around his father’s coffin – which we will not show. However, if you’d like to learn more about the life of Evyatar Borovsky (and his widow, Tzofia) you can see the following reports.

36 comments on “A Jew, a jihadist and the Guardian: A brief illustration of photographic sympathy

      • Bio, you sent a quote of a grieving widow and Merzel.

        Great.

        i bet Merzel will change his tune once arseholes like those from Mercaz Harav who assaulted 2 Arab detectives in Jerusalem this week would be executed because as per Merzel it’s not “economical to keep them alive”…

        He’s an idiot and represent himself and no one else.

        The grieving widow did state quite clearly that her dead husbend never knew if to use his gun.
        I think that means he was far more peaceful than she is and we must not forget that she is very emotional now.

        How does that reflect to Tibi and Zoabi?

          • As far as I know the origin of the saying is unclear but I want to remind you anyway:
            “I don’t care what people say about me as long as they spell my name right.”

            His name is Marzel pretzel and his appearance is irrelevant. But they would be a perfect pair with Lady Catherine Ashton. (Add Baroness Tonge too in case their sexual preference regarding the quantitative and not only the qualitative slightly differs from the classic version.)

  1. One could say that dumbing down is necessary for the simple-minded who can’t wrap their heads around anything more complicated than Israel = bad.

  2. Proto-SS neo-Nazi is a beautiful invention how did you did you do it G. Frankl – keep it coming. Do you get inspired reading the libero-fascist paper with islamofascist tendencies. I do not know what to say about these pseudo ultra left fascists. The place is a gem for those searching for fantasy politics.

    In the meantime, Zionists continue genuine violation of human rights in occupied Palestine.

    House demolition has been used in an on-again-off-again fashion by the Israeli government during the Second Intifada. More than 3,000 homes have been destroyed in this way.[30] House demolition was used to destroy the family homes of Saleh Abdel Rahim al-Souwi,[31] perpetrator of the Tel Aviv bus 5 massacre, and Yahya Ayyash,[32] Hamas’s chief bomb maker, known as “the engineer”, as well as the perpetrators of the First and second Jerusalem bus 18 massacres, and the Ashqelon bus station bombing.[33]
    According to the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem:
    From October 2001 to December 2005, Israel has demolished 668 homes as punishment, leaving 4,182 people homeless.[34]
    Israel has demolished 1,746 homes for alleged military purposes since B’Tselem started keeping statistics in this category in 2004.[35]
    According to the United Nations, about 1,500 homes were demolished by the IDF in the Rafah area in the period 2000–2004.[11]
    In November 2008 B’Tselem filmed an armed Israeli Policeman wearing a riot helmet headbutt a Palestinian women. The confrontation occurred during a protest, after the Jerusalem municipality destroyed two houses because it said they were built without permission.[36]

    • Typical response from a libero-fascist who chooses to ignore the realities of living in the Middle East. It’s interesting that you acknowledge that house demolitions became a common practice during the Second Intifada and also like to quote B’tselem, notorious for inflating casualties during Cast Lead.

    • As far as the Zionists are concerned,Palestinians have no rights they are mere cockroaches.Colonial masters cannot admit to any kind of equality with their subjects.

        • A moron who won’t admit that Israel treats Palestinians infinitely better than their own leaders do… or most other countries would do in similar circumstances.

          I read more than once in the last few weeks how amazing it was that the hospital in Boston was treating the surviving bomber even though it was also treating some of the bombing victims–well, that’s standard in Israel. It might be tough, but nobody raises an eyebrow about it.

      • As far as libero-fascists are concerned, Jews have no rights and are supposed to allow themselves to be terrorized. Jew-haters can’t do anything except follow the rest of the herd. it’s so much easier and popular.

        • Alittle bit over the top Alexa. There are many Arabs that are exact opposite of your statement.
          Maybe you meant Arab leaders?

          • This is from an article of 2010 I guess things are even worse now.

            The Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes survey conducted last year paints a worrying picture of attitudes towards Jews in the Middle East.

            In the predominantly Muslim nations surveyed, views of Jews were overwhelmingly unfavorable. Nearly all in Jordan (97 percent), the Palestinian territories (97%) and Egypt (95%) held an unfavorable view. Similarly, 98% of Lebanese expressed an unfavorable opinion of Jews, including 98% among both Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims, as well as 97% of Lebanese Christians.

    • I am sure you arab lovers went on big demonstration because of this

      RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Huddled in a tent near the mound of rubble that used to be his home, Eissa al-Sidudi says out loud what many Gazans would only mutter in private: Hamas has gone too far.
      On May 16 Hamas police dragged his wife and eight children out of their squat cement house and pummelled him with wooden batons as bulldozers razed the building along with nearly 20 other homes.
      Khalil Shahin, of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), said the demolitions were part of a larger project targeting some 180 houses in the same area and came at an “extremely difficult” time for Gazans.

      http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iFPsv5xO7nPqyXEwz2NH6fzRAtCQ

    • “In the meantime, Zionists continue genuine violation of human rights in occupied Palestine.”
      Well, Johnny, you see, under the terms of Oslo, if the Palestinians become overburdened with the business of violating their own peoples’ human rights they’re allowed to ask the Israelis for help.

  3. According to the Jerusalem Post of 02/01/2010

    A US-based human rights group criticized Jordan Monday for stripping the citizenship of nearly 3,000 Jordanians of Palestinian origin in recent years.

    Nearly half the kingdom’s 6 million people are of Palestinian origin and Jordan fears that if Palestinians become the majority, it will disrupt the delicate demographic balance.

    Concerned about increasing numbers of Palestinians in the country, Jordan in 2004 began revoking citizenship from Palestinians who do not have the Israeli permits that are necessary to reside in the West Bank.

    Human Rights Watch said Jordan stripped about 2,700 Jordanians of Palestinian origin of their citizenship between 2004 and 2008 and urged them to restore their full rights. The trend continued last year, the group said in a report released in the Jordanian capital, Amman.

    The Jordanian measure rendered the Palestinians “stateless,” depriving them of passports, voting rights, education, travel, health care and jobs, said Christoph Wilcke, HRW researcher on Jordan.

    “Jordan is playing politics with the basic rights of thousands of its citizens,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.
    Jordanian officials denied any wrongdoing.

    Wilcke said there is “no part of Jordan’s law that allows the Interior Ministry to withdraw nationality by imposing new conditions,” such as having Israeli-issued residency permits for the West Bank.

    Those permits are extremely difficult to obtain, given Israel’s restrictive policies on granting residency rights to Palestinians, Wilcke added.

    • Wait a minute Bob. How would Jordan be able to revoke the citizenship of people who do not live in its territory? If they live in Jordan, why then would Israel grant them residency permits to live in its territory? Because HRW says so?

  4. The hypocrisy of the left would be so amusing, if it wouldn’t also be so sad and dangerous. Liberals always complain about ignorance and Jonathan shows that when he calls Israel an “apartheid state.” These links prove his ignorance: http://www.jcpa.org/text/apartheid.pdf and http://realjerusalemstreets.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/israeli-apartheid/.

    They also preach “tolerance” and “understanding” for others. Amazing how that is something that they generally reserve for Muslims. If it’s Judeo-Christian then they try to dictate it’s abdication, hence the term “libero-fascist.” Anyone who has so much as leafed through the Bible knows how important Eretz Israel is to Jews. Jonathan simply cannot tolerate Judaism. Maybe he was reincarnated from Cardinal de Torquemada.

  5. SHerwood’s article now reads:”knifed to death”

    Israel assassinates Palestinian ‘bomb-maker’ as Jewish settler knifed to death

    First targeted killing by Israel this year and death of hardline settler likely to frustrate US efforts at restarting peace talks

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