Below are two poorly translated (thats me and the time thieves again….) from the NRK program Urix and Aftenposten respectively.
Note how they report fairly opposite facts on the same round of violence. However, both are singing form the same hymn sheet when it comes to silencing relevant facts such as rampant incitement of Palestinian youth and children. How stupid do they think Norwegian readers are, that they are not updated on the perverse ways of the PA, the Fatah and the Hamas who either directly, or indirectly enjoy the monetary support of Norwegian tax payers, to poison the minds of hundreds of thousands of children (would this not be against several of the articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?)?
Are they trying to attract attention away from the immigrant sex attack fracas in Cologne, now followed up by extremely ugly and distasteful counterdemonstrations by angry angry angry German right wingers?
first the NRK Urix piece:
The terror Israel does not manage to halt
A wave of violence and murder flares through Israel. People with Palestinian background use cars, guns or knifes to attack Israelis. Israel’s answer is harsh and deadly – but they cant manage to stop the new type of attack.
The wave of violence has been dubbed the “knife intifada and started slowly in September, before picking up speed in October. As late as today two more persons were attacked Israeli soldiers. The attackers paid with their lives.
The Israeli army, Israel Defense Forces (IDF), says that since September, 159 attacks have been perpetrated by Palestinian. 100 of these are stab wounds, 37 are using firearms and 22 attacks have been perpetrated with cars as assault weapons. A little over twenty Israelis all in all have been killed (whats that? a little over? cant they even bring themselves to cite the exact number of Israeli victims? Times of Israel reports AT LEAST 25 victims among Israelis, and 142 Palestinians, 7 less than the number the PA shares with the world)
On the Palestinian side, Palestinian health authorities estimate that 149 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the same period, according to the CNN.
Attackers target soldiers
The reason for the attacks mainly Palestinian dissatisfaction with Israel’s occupation, and the battle over the Temple Height, a holy place for both JJews and Muslims.
The attackers target Israeli soldiers. It is often young Palestinians who attack, and they know that they probably doing going to die for this. Nevertheless, they do.
– These young people are not afraid to die at all . Theyare fully aware that the chance of getting killed is great says Amos Harel, who is a military analyst in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz.
– Symbolic safeguard measures
Israel has also previously experienced cycles of violence, but the new form of terrorism, a person who operates on his own, without any warning, turns out to be harder to stop and have created much horror.
Israel has introduced comprehensive safeguard measures lately, and Palestinians are constantly checked for weapons and asked to show identification papers. Yet there are many who feel vulnerable.
– the Safeguard measures are quite symbolic in and of themselves. It has more to do with creating a of feeling of security, rather than security in itself, believes Amos Harel.
Earlier, Israel has found more or less effective ways to stop the violence Waves. During the second intifada at the beginning of 2000s there were several suicide bombers attacking buses and cafés.
The knife intifada continues
Israel built a wall that the Palestinians call Apartheid Wall, but also lead to a sharp reduction of suicide bomb.
Also when the armed Palestinian group Hamas fired many rockets from the Gaza Strip last year, Israel managed to halt most of the attacks by help of the missile shield Iron Dome.
But in addition, Israel launched series of attacks against targets in the Gaza Strip, something that resulted in over 2,200 killed on the Palestinian side and over 70 killed on the Israeli side.
But the new Waves of attacks happen on home turf, inside Israel. And in order to stop it, Israel would have to implement such extensive and discriminatory measures that it would hardly be realistic.
For desperate, violent Palestinans show no signs of ending the knife intifada any time soon.
Here is the one from Aftenposten. Note that while they have gone to great lengths to identify the perpetrator, there is no mention of the Israeli victim, not even as a statistical number.
Palestinian girls behind several of knife attacks against Israelis
Almost every sixth attacker is a girl or a young woman. The youngest was just 14 years.
20 year old Palestinian Maram was one of an increasing number of girls and young women participating in the Palestinian uprising.
She had a burning need to resist the Israeli occupation in one way or another, says Ramiz Hassouneh, father of 20-year-old, the news agency said.
She is not alone. According to the Israeli authorities have 22 of the 152 attacks recorded since September 2015, been performed by girls and young women. The presence of this group during the current uprising has been evident in both demonstrations and clashes with the Israeli military.
Changed woman role
The mother of Maram, Hanan Hasson, (45), holds a picture of her daughter. In Arabic reads “martyr-hero Maram Hassouneh, stabbing operation on Anab checkpoint.” Majdi Mohammed
Ramiz Hassouneh going ahead have been more worried about her daughter than three sons. She had already served six months in jail for a previous unsuccessful knife attack. She was a top student in English and was, according to his father an independent thinker who could not be persuaded to anything she would not.
– There are some changes on the way throughout Palestinian society that revolves around the patriarchal structures deteriorate, says social anthropologist Dag Henrik Tuastad working in the Middle East at the Institute of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo.
He says that among other things has meant that the birth rate has fallen dramatically over the last couple of years. One effect of the increased participation of women in the public sphere.
Can last long
Here she attacks the security guard with a knife
This video shows a Palestinian woman who goes up a knife from the bag and attacking a security guard. The Israeli military says that Palestinian woman was shot and wounded after the incident.
Associate professor of history, Marte Heian Engdal at the University of Oslo has noted the same trend, adding that it also can arouse even more anger and frustration when a woman is killed.
– It seems like a strong driving force for new attacks among other young men, she says.
Tuastad believes the apparent increased female participation is due to several factors and says it is a little too speculative to make a direct link between this and those who have completed knife attack.
Israel and Palestine has been characterized by two former intifadas. The first – between 1987 – 1993 – had a greater public involvement and was not violent. The second – between 2000 – 2005 – was largely driven forward by militias.
The current insurgency has been compared with both. The first because it has a superior management, and the other because of the violence and female participation.
They lack arenas of being together and lacking job opportunities. It provides increased frustration – Dag Henrik Tuastad, social anthropologist
Tuastad still believes there is a significant difference from both, and it is the lone wolves as they are commonly called, which plays a major role in this uprising. Although the first being more accessible, the still more organized.
– Every city, every camp and every neighborhood had a local committee or group where activities were organized through, he said.
Heian Engdal says that Israeli intelligence now reviewing attacker as a “neo-Palestinian,” which they do not get the better of.
– They see no leadership, some kind of organization, they do not see any pattern. Concomitant use a weapon that everyone has provided, she says, and believe this type of attack is something that can last for several years.
Today’s rebellion is largely driven by frustrated youths. A generation that did not necessarily remember the bloody consequences of the previous one. The picture shows Palestinian girls in clashes with Israelis in the West Bank city of Hebron on October 13. MUSSA ISSA QAWASMA
Maram took a kitchen knife to an Israeli checkpoint and was shot and killed as she tried to attack a soldier, according to the Israeli military. Her father believes one reason the female participation in the attacks, is that women are more sensitive. He says that Maram was deeply troubled by the television images that showed all the young Palestinians who have been killed recently.
Tuastad think one can say the same about youth in general, adding that the young age of the majority of attackers are equally important to note. The Middle East youth share of the population increased and Tuastad talking about a lost generation.
– They lack arenas of being together and lacking job opportunities. It provides increased frustration, says social anthropologist.
– Knife Actions are also becoming a trend. People who already are suicidal may consider knife attack that method because they know that they will be killed if they are approaching a checkpoint, he adds.
Committing suicide is a sin in Islam, but to be a martyr, to die in battle, is romanticized, he adds.