So, my local paper carried a brief this morning announcing that a wounded Syrian treated in an Israeli hospital died.
What it didn’t mention, though the story from which it was taken did, is that this is not the first time wounded civilians from enemy nations have been taken to Israeli hospitals for treatment and that this is the first time one of them could not be saved.
One might get the impression, since the story’s emphasis is on the fact that the fatally wounded man, who had been shot in the head by someone from his own country, died in Israeli care that maybe the Israeli medical team didn’t try as hard as they might have to save him. Or that they killed him intentiionally.
It did not emphasize, or even mention, that this man was one of seven “who sought refuge at the border with the ‘Israeli-controlled’ Golan Heights” that day, or that Israeli medics rushed to the site and treated five of them before releasing them back to Syria. The two most gravely injured were brought to a hospital inside Israel for emergency surgery.
Though the Associated Press story from which the brief in my local paper was drawn does notefds that this is “the third time Israel has assisted Syrians injured in Syria’s civil war and brought them to the Jewish state for medical treatment,” the piece in my paper leaves this out.
The A.P. story also notes that “Israel and Syria are bitter enemies and have fought several wars. Despite constant hostility between the two countries, both sides have been careful to keep the frontier quiet since the 1973 Mideast war.”
I don’t recall a report, ever, of any of Israel’s Arab neighbors medically treating a wounded Jew. In fact, it seems as though any Jew caught in an Arab country or territory, is more likely to be torn limb from limb by the local population’s bare hands than to be rescued by them.
In fact, there are photos of this – the one of the man displaying bloody hands to a bloodthirsty crowd below a window, and the one of the Munich Olympic terrorists on the balcony – come immediately to mind.
Yet, no media outlet seems impressed by the fact that the Israelis are willing to risk their own lives to save the lives of their enemies, being capable of mentally separating the hostile government from the innocent civilian. It’s another of those quantitave and qualitative differences between Jewish and Islamic society, so completely ignored by the international media, that most people are clueless about it.
It’s another sign of the mass media’s complicity in the conspiracy to delegitimize Israel and put the world’s Jews at risk of another worldwide Holocaust.
This is especially inexplicable, since anyone with any knowledge of history at all, or who is paying even the least bit of attention to current events, has to know that the second thing the Islamists would do after taking power, right after exterminating the Jews, would be to do the same to the free press journalists.
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