Thursday, 6 November 2014

Israeli Kidnappers Abducted a Palestinian Teen and the Media is Silent

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When the three Israeli settler youths were abducted in the West Bank last summer it essentially led to an entire War on Gaza. But what happens when a Palestinian teen is kidnapped in Israel?

Apparently, the answer is: nothing.

The Israeli media that ran stories on the abduction and murders of Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16 in a nearly constant loop, has been virtually silent on the recent abduction of 16-year-old Palestinian, Amir Majdi Ramadan.

Ramadan was kidnapped from Beit Hanina on his way to school Tuesday. The unidentified assailants have been pin-pointed as Israelis due to one of them having apparently dropped a jacket at the scene of the abduction, with a Hebrew booklet of unidentified contents found in the pocket.

The three unidentified assailants beat Ramadan with a gun to his head. Then they put him in the trunk of their vehicle. There is no word yet on how Ramadan got away or if he was simply abducted, beaten and dumped nearby.

The motorcycle he was riding to school on was found in a nearby dumpster, perhaps indicating the kidnappers had originally planned to execute the teen.

The boy’s father spoke briefly to Al-Ma’an News, but Israeli media has been conspicuously silent about this abduction, leading many Palestinians to ask “what if he had been Jewish?”

Ramadan was treated at the Hadassa Ein Karem Hospital which said that he had bleeding in his lungs and bruises around his neck consistent with every detail of his story.

Finding the assailants will not be an easy task, however, as Ramadan says that none of them spoke a word and he did not recognize any of them.

Stay tuned for updates on this story, because you won’t likely hear about this in the Israeli or American media.

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