Yesterday Karma paid a visit to a deserving character. During a protest by Palestinians near the Jewish town of Shilo, Ziad Abu Ain, a Palestinian Minister, died during an altercation with the Israeli border police.
This incident has been jumped upon with great glee by Israel’s enemies, with the Palestinian Ambassador to the UN filing an inflammatory letter of complaint accusing Israel of murder:
The Palestinian Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Riyad Mansour, used explosive language, accusing Israel of the “murder” of PA official Ziad Abu Ein, and alleging that the Israeli government was “fully responsible for this atrocious crime.”
The Palestinian envoy intimated that the UN was enabling a “culture of impunity” and called on the Security Council to publicly condemn the incident.
However, despite the Palestinians’ best efforts at casting blame, the autopsy, which it is important to note was carried out in the presence of Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian officials, found that the cause of death was a heart attack, although of course the Palestinians are trying to spin this as murder nevertheless:
Israeli and Palestinian medical officials seemed to agree on the results of the autopsy of the Palestinian minister who died after being shoved and grabbed by the neck by an Israeli policeman at a West Bank protest, but issued conflicting interpretations Thursday.
The report, being led by Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli pathologists, said the death was caused by blockage in the coronary artery, and said there were signs of light internal bleeding and localized pressure on the neck, at least according to the Israeli version of the report published by the Health Minixtry
The deceased suffered from heart disease, and there was evidence that plaque buildup were clogging more than 80% of his blood vessels, as well as signs that he had suffered heart attacks in the past.
The Palestinian government issued a statement after its meeting, blaming Israel for the “murder” of Abu Ein. “After publication of the results, we can say that Israel is responsible for the murder of Abu Ein,” the government said.
However, Dr. Hen Kugel, the Israeli doctor who took part in the autopsy, told Ynet that the report was not final and that they were awaiting on the return of some tests, however “we know what happended there – he died from a heart attack. He had significant blockage of the arteries and his heart was in bad shape. When they grabbed his neck it caused massive stress which led to bleeding and then full blockage which is what killed him.”
“There is no disagreement with the Palestinians about this, the only thing we still need to find out about is wounding to his front teeth, tongue and windpipe. These could be a result of resuscitation attempts or an attack as the Palestinians claim, but it doesn’t matter, he died because of his heart and stress,” Dr. Kugel said.
The Elder of Ziyon has an extensive analysis of the Palestinian lies about Abu Ain’s death, including videos disproving the accusations of murder against Israel:
PCHR, a “human rights” organization that the media and the UN rely upon heavily, pretended to “investigate” the death of Ziad Abu Ain, and states without any qualification that Israeli forces killed him:
According to investigations conducted by PCHR and the testimony of Ansa Hosheih, the media official in the Commission against the Annexation Wall and Settlement Activity, at approximately 10:30, Ziad Abu ‘Ain (55), Director of the Commission against the Annexation Wall and Settlement Activity arrived at al-Dhohour area, east of Termis’ia village, north of Ramallah…. Upon their arrival, Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters and then a clash erupted between the protestors and the Israeli soldiers. Abu ‘Ain approached one of the soldiers and a serious discussion started between them. The soldier wearing [a helmet] rammed Abu Ain’s chest. He then held Abu Ain’s neck who fell on the floor and lost consciousness.
There is video that shows no such thing, except for perhaps a border policeman shoving him in the neck and shoulder area for less than half a second. Moreover, PCHR implies that Abu Zaid fell to the ground immediately after the altercation but it happened some time later; he was seen talking to reporters between the shove and his sitting down.
Israellycool too has produced an examination of the incident at the protest which led to Abu Ain’s collapse and death.
But the most surprising, and most compelling report on the incident comes from Sky News of all places who have an extremely factual and balanced report (again via Honest Reporting):
Reporter Tom Rayner walked viewers through the footage, clearly explaining what’s known and what’s not. Judge for yourself.
. . . even when cameras are around an incident like this, it’s not necessarily clear exactly what happened, and that is why an investigation is going to be so important to determine exactly what happened in this incident. But in the meantime, one thing is one percent sure. Both sides will find their narrative and find footage that supports that.
Watch the video below:
Note that Rayner pointedly questions whether Abu Ain would still have been alive had the Palestinians allowed the Israeli medic to treat him. I also wonder if he might have survived had he been taken to an Israeli hospital. Well, the Palestinians are experts at cutting off their nose to spite their face as long as Israel can get the blame.
I take my hat off to Tom Rayner and Sky News for their factual report.
Let us not cry too many tears, or any at all in fact, for the death of Ziad Abu Ain. This was no ordinary politician or even an “activist”. He was a terrorist who murdered two Israeli youngsters and received a life sentence for it until he was released in the mother of all terrorist releases by Israel.
Israel Matzav tells us who Abu Ain’s victims were and what was his crime:
These are the two kids who were murdered by Zeid Abu Ein in a Tiberias marketplace in 1979. On your right is 16-year old Boaz Lahav HY”D (May God Avenge his blood), and on your left is 14-year old David Lankry.
The terrorist who murdered them – Zeid Abu Ein – was the ‘senior Palestinian official’ who gave himself a heart attack and died while fighting Israeli troops today.
The full story of the bombing carried out by Abu Ein is here (in Hebrew)
Israel Matzav also links to a tweet giving more background on Abu Ein’s cowardice:
As you can see from the blurb above (more here), Ziad Abu Ein was not exactly an admirable character. In fact, he was a terrorist murderer who murdered two boys in a bombing in a Tiberias market place and then tried to escape to the United States via Jordan.
Now you will understand my opening sentence about Ziad Abu Ain’s death. It was Karma, or “min Hashamayim” (from the Heavens), and certainly mida keneged mida – measure for measure: a deserving death only 30 years too late.