Israeli media adopts terror terminology to describe settler attacks
From a report in this morning’s Maariv (December 13 2009) by Amir Buhbut
“This is a religious terror attack,” said a senior officer in the Central Command. “The people who tossed the firebombs knew exactly what they were doing…Furthermore, the security establishment is voicing harsh criticism of the incitement being heard in Judea and Samaria synagogues. “Anyone allowing the distribution of leaflets that call to harm Civil Administration officials and their vehicles, should not be surprised when a mosque is set on fire,” said the source. “It is interesting to wonder what the reactions would be if it were the opposite.”
Yediot’s Zvi Zinger reports directly from the horses mouth
“The idea of a ‘price tag’ is to operate like the terror organizations,” explained one of the activists from the settlement outposts. “The activists realized that the GSS doesn’t have the capacity to prevent lone activists from executing those operations, and that is why a decision was made to take sophisticated action, without orderly leaders and without any prior organization.”
Puts the outrage over the New York Times use of “Jewish nationalists” to describe settlers into proportion, doesn’t it?