Carried out by Israeli settlers against an Arab family.in Hebron. Avi Isacharoff reports in Ha’aretz. The Israeli security forces, having battled the settlers over a building they were occupying illegally, seem to have been remarkably blase about dealing with a potential massacre.
One extraordinary feature of the story: at some point, the (Israeli) journalists present decided to stop just taking notes and rescue the victims. Obviously, in my view, the ethically correct thing to do. But virtually unheard of. Contemporary journalism has largely achieved the ideal Churchill derided: being objective as between the firefighters and the fire. I’m glad to see that Israel is a partial exception to that depressing rule.