The murder of Cpl. Ziv Mizrahi
By Jon Sutz, Editor, SaveTheWest.com
An extension of “Chronology of Palestinian attacks during the Third Intifada”
(1) About Cpl. Ziv Mizrahi, and his murder
Route 443 (in the “West Bank”): On November 23, 2015, a Palestinian terrorist stabbed to death Israeli soldier Cpl. Ziv Mizrahi, 18. With a knife stuck in his heart, before he died, Mizrahi was able to shoot and kill the terrorist, before he could murder the two women he was stabbing, one of whom was a fellow Israeli soldier.
Investigations revealed that Mizrahi arrived at the gas station alongside a female IDF officer as part of a mission to activate an observatory balloon to cover an area that included Mizrahi’s home of Givat Ze’ev.
The soldier, who served as a driver, was involved in a light accident near the gas station and pulled over to exchange information with the other driver and call his commander to report the crash.
Mizrahi’s attacker, Ahmed Jamal Ahmed Tah, from a small village near Jerusalem, arrived on the scene and stabbed Mizrahi to death and also lightly wounded the female officer.
Mizrahi’s mother arrived on the scene shortly after and screamed out in despair “They’ve taken Ziv from me.”
From the Times of Israel:
A teary-eyed Doron Mizrahi then praised his late son for saving his officer during the attack. “Even with a knife in his heart, he shot the terrorist,” Mizrahi said. “That’s Ziv, a hero of Israel.”
From Israel National News:
Hundreds of people showed up on Tuesday for the funeral of IDF Corporal Ziv Mizrahi […]
“It sounds like a cliche, but Ziv was truly an angel with a wonderful smile, he was shy, sensitive and caring. There are no words, we lost a great angel,” said a neighbor of the family, Galia Amar.
(2) So what kinds of “news” items did Huffington Post publish on its front page and World page, instead of this one?
The Huffington Post ignored the story of Cpl. Mizrahi’s murder. This means that the story never appeared on its front page or World page, and thus, anyone who gets their news only from these top pages at HuffPost would have not been made aware of this murder.
So what kinds of “news” stories, then, did HuffPost’s editors decide were more worthy of appearing on its front page and World page, during the two days that followed Cpl. Mizrahi’s murder (November 24-25)? Here’s a sampling:
Nov. 24: HuffPost paid “tribute” to an abused puppy on its front page; to Cpl. Mizrahi…nothing:
Nov. 24: HuffPost was able to find a story about a rare rhinoceros that died, and give it two straight days of coverage on its World page. Cpl. Mizrahi received none:
Nov. 24: HuffPost gave its second day (screencap of day 1, front-page splash) of sympathetic, pictorial coverage to Muslim refugees who are sewing their mouths shut as an act of protest; it completely ignored the plight of Cpl. Ziv Mizrahi and his survivors:
Nov. 24: HuffPost implicitly applauded on its front page, for the second straight day, the courage of an actor for revealing his homosexuality; Cp. Mizrahi’s courage and mental acuity, as he was dying, with a terrorist’s knife plunged into his heart, to focus and shoot the terrorist who was attacking his female superior officer… nothing:
Nov. 25: HuffPost was able to find a story about a “lost ancient Greek island” (how does an island get “lost”?), and decided it deserved front-page coverage; Col. Mizrahi’s heroism and murder… none:
(3) How does Huffington Post’s decision to ignore this story compare with the coverage that it provides to Palestinians, terrorists, animals and others who meet with misfortune?
Here is a sampling of the prominent, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provides to: