Media-bias on Muslim terror vs Jews persists; evidenced in 'Palestinian Rampage through Jerusalem in Bulldozer' story; killing 3, injuring 66

More than 60 innocent people in the Jewish state of Israel's capital of Jerusalem were injured, and 3 people were killed by a Muslim driving a bulldozer on a deadly rampage against Israelis. Here are eyewitness photos (courtesy of Augean Stables' Prof. Richard Landes' daughter, Noa, in Jerusalem, courtesy of Little Green Footballs).
Three people were killed and 66 were wounded - one moderately and the rest lightly - on Wednesday afternoon when a bulldozer driver went on a rampage in downtown Jerusalem.
A half-dozen cars were flattened and others were overturned by the Caterpillar vehicle. A bus was also overturned, and another bus was heavily damaged. The attack, at the junction of Jaffa Road and Sarei Yisrael St., set off a panic in the area and left a large swath of damage in the heart of the capital. Traffic was halted, and hundreds of people fled through the streets in panic as medics treated the wounded. A car was dragged several meters by the bulldozer before being crushed under the vehicle. A baby was pulled out by a passerby before the vehicle was crushed, with the child's mother still inside.
Finally, an off-duty soldier took a gun from a security guard at the scene and shot the terrorist, who cried "Allah Akhbar" (God is great) before being killed. The soldier was assisted in neutralizing the attacker by Eli Mizrahi, a member of police's elite Yasam anti-terror unit.
Police said the incident was definitely a terror attack, but stressed that they had no specific warning. Three terrorist groups claimed responsibility for the attack, including the Al Aksa Martyrs' Brigade, which is affiliated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement. The other two were the Galilee Freedom Battalion, which is suspected of being affiliated with Hizbullah, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a fringe left-wing terror group.
How was it reported by media which you saw/read?
  • What was the reporter's 'spin' on the story? "Disgruntled employee goes beserk?" Where was the story directed (or omitted)- at the bulldozer, the victims, the event, the identities?
  • Who was the culprit: Palestinian? Arab? Muslim?
  • Was the possible motive addressed? Was it racism? Religious hatred? Seeking to kill Jews towards achieving martyrdom?
  • Was act called 'terror' or 'terrorism'? Why? Why not?
Please comment with reference to the media you saw - on new site, ResponsiblePress.

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  1. "Baby saved seconds before mother crushed" Jerusalem Post

    Jeremy Aronson ignored the danger of the approaching bulldozer on Wednesday afternoon to pluck a baby out of a car seat before the car was crushed with the mother, 33-year-old Batsheva Onterman, still inside.

    Onterman, who was a kindergarten teacher at Ganei Homat Shmuel, initially had difficulty conceiving a child and had undergone two years of fertility treatments, friends told the Post at her funeral late Wednesday night in the Givat Shmuel cemetery.

    "She was a unique person," said a parent of one of her students.

    The director of her school in Har Homa, Ilan Kaminetsky, said they did yet know how to tell Onterman's students that she had died.

    He added that he believed Onterman had helped lift her baby out of the car to hand to a passerby.

    The car, a white station wagon, could be seen strewn in pieces on Jaffa Road, with diapers and baby toys falling out of its broken side.

    A body bag, presumably containing Onterman's corpse, sat near the car as emergency crews went on to assist other wounded in the area. Efrat was taken by rescue crews and transferred to Shaare Zedek Hospital. She was later given to her father Ido.