Toddler injured by stone-throwers in Jerusalem not news for the BBC

At around 5 p.m. on Thursday November 28th Shirin Ben Zion was driving with her three children along Asher Weiner street in the south Jerusalem area of Armon HaNetziv when her car was attacked by stone-throwers. Her daughter Avigail – aged two – was hit by a rock weighing some 1.5 kgs and had to be evacuated to hospital due to a fractured skull. 

“Paramedic Raphael Herbest said that “when we arrived at the scene we saw the infant was bleeding at the head. She was lethargic… we were told she was hit with a large stone that hit her head while she was in a car.

“We immediately started treating her and evacuated her. During treatment, she started to regain consciousness.” “

Armon HaNetziv attack 1

Armon HaNetziv attack 2

It was later announced that four youths had been arrested in connection with the incident. The police spokesman noted that additional vehicles had been attacked in the same area on the same day.

The BBC’s Jerusalem Bureau is some eleven minutes’ drive from the location of the incident in which Avigail was injured. Twenty-four hours later, no report on the attack has appeared on the BBC News website. Readers of the website can, however, instead learn all about Orthodox beauty salons in Jerusalem. 

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9 comments on “Toddler injured by stone-throwers in Jerusalem not news for the BBC

  1. NB. The BBC also failed to report that the Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu spoke of this dreadful incident in his Chanukah address to the nation:

    “The Prime Minister also conveyed wishes for a speedy recovery to a young girl who was injured earlier Thursday in a Jerusalem stoning attack.

    “The first thing I would like to do this evening is to send my best wishes for a quick recovery to the baby girl who was injured by criminals here in Jerusalem,” Netanyahu said. “We will find the criminals and bring them to justice. We will watch over our city.””

    • For the sake of argument, let’s assume the article you link to is accurate (which, as far as I’m concerned, is a huge assumption).

      Can you think of any possible reason, other than beastly Israelis wanting to be beastly to Palestinians, why Israel might set up roadblocks, and why those manning the roadblock might not wave simply through an ambulance without checking it?

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