Apr 12 2013
Breaking News of a deadly traffic accident that killed and wounded many Israelis had Palestinian Muslims cheering in Arabic online discussion forums
Car crashes in Israel aren’t unusual, but when an overloaded tractor-trailer juggernauts through a line of traffic, killing six and injuring dozens, the papers are sure to give it plenty of press. The deadly accident made the front page of all four major papers.
Times of Israel The collision took place just outside Haifa, when a truck bearing approximately 40 metric tons of gravel lost control and, with failed brakes, plowed into nine passenger cars. Maariv describes the intersection where the tragedy took place as appearing “like a mass terrorist attack.”
IsraellyCool (h/t Susan K) When the news of Israelis being killed made it’s way to our peace partners, the usual cries of joy and “Allahu Akbar” erupted:
مصرع 10 صهاينة وإصابة 15 في حادث اصطدام شاحنة مع 7 سيارات بحيفا
“God is great, thank God for their many dead”
“10 Zionists killed and wounded 15 in a truck collision accident with 7 cars in Haifa”
“Delightful and very beautiful”
As estimates of how many Zionists were killed and reports of “dozens hurt” came out on Israeli news sites, the excitement soared!
“true …. The truck hit 7 cars
I mean, 7 x 4 = 28, and there were pedestrians in the street that were hit by the cars and truck.”
When news came through that the truck driver was Arab, some Israelis started speculating that this was a deliberate terrorist attack, as we have seen before. And the Hamasholes were simply ecstatic, getting ready to pass out candies in the street.
“God, please be true!”
“10 dead soldiers and dozens of injured in a traffic accident in occupied Haifa”
But then, disaster strikes.
It turned out that all of the dead were Arabs from Iksal and Deir el-Asad, making a bunch of seething, death-loving, oxygen wasters run for cover.
The cheers stopped, and the online discussions quickly ground to a halt.