Have we learned nothing?
In an announcement to the press: @bogie_yaalon: We're sorry for the death of Abu Ein. We will investigate & continue coordination with PAYou would think that by now, the government of Israel and the IDF would have learned not to take responsibility and apologize every time a 'Palestinian' (seemingly) dies. And as you can see from the tweet above, you'd be wrong. The Minister of Defense is apologizing for the death of 'Palestinian' terrorist Ziad Abu Ein at a demonstration earlier on Wednesday, and promising to investigate Abu Ein's death in the name of continued coordination with the 'Palestinian Authority' - the same coordination that the 'Palestinians' announced that they were cutting earlier today.
— Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) December 10, 2014
But that's not all. A British reporter for Sky News reported in a live newscast that 'Palestinians' prevented Israeli medics from assisting Abu Ein.
In a live report for the UK’s Sky News broadcaster, Middle East correspondent Tom Rayner reported that Ziad Abu Ein, a convicted terrorist who was appointed by the PA to organize campaigns against Jewish settlements in the West Bank, was lying on the ground “unconscious” after the clash – although separate footage shot by Kremlin broadcaster RT displayed Abu Ein conscious and sitting up after his altercation with the IDF officers.
“When he’s on the floor, an Israeli medic does come up to him, she tries to clear an area around him, but Palestinians pick him up and take him straight to a vehicle,” Rayner said, in footage viewed by The Algemeiner. The medic was “not able to deliver any first aid,” Rayner continued, and Abu Ein was “declared dead when he got to a hospital in Ramallah.”
As The Algemeiner reported today, Rayner had earlier said on Twitter that “When Abu Ein is unconscious on ground, Israel medic attempts to assist, asks crowd to make space, Palestinians rush him to a vehicle instead.” Rayner also reported that Abu Ein repeatedly asked the Israeli officer he clashed with for his name, calling him a “dog.”
As a result of Abu Ein’s death, the PA announced that it was suspending security cooperation with Israel. PA President Mahmoud Abbas lauded Abu Ein as a “martyr,” while PA official Hanan Ashrawi accused Israel of having carried out an “extrajudicial killing.”We're apologizing for this? Have we learned nothing?