Haaretz, Oct. 11, 2015
The people of Israel see these pictures and most of them are filled with delight and pleasure, as the media inflames their animal urges.
Those who wanted the death penalty for terrorists are now receiving a more ignominious version – a death penalty without trial. Fourteen Palestinians have been killed this way in the past week, most of them would not be liable for a death sentence in a state of law. /p>
[...] A Palestinian with a tiny screwdriver, who had stabbed and very slightly injured a number of Israelis, was shot to death by an IDF officer. Second Lieutenant Daniel became the hero of the day. Entire pages in the media were written about him, hailing him as a “combatant in an air defense unit who did what is expected of a combatant.” The stabber’s body, which nobody bothered to cover, the tiny screwdriver beside it, is Daniel’s citation. “Heroism at the Kirya’s gate,” screamed the headlines. These are your heroes, Israel, taking out desperate youngsters with a screwdriver who could and should have been arrested.
The people of Israel see these pictures and most of them are filled with delight and pleasure, as the media inflames their animal urges. [...]
Nobody dreams of killing Yishai Shlisel or the murderer of teenager Maor Almakayas in Kiryat Gat, but killing a Palestinian is applauded and cheered by the incited mob.