Thursday, October 15, 2015
Another Public Service Announcement
I know! Two in one day!!! The generosity is flowing strong today from the treppenwitz editorial offices...
It has come to my attention that a Palestinian family has misplaced their 13 year old son, Ahmed Mansara. He apparently went missing the other day after engaging in some innocent fun in Pisgat Zeev with his 15 year old cousin, which resulted in two Israelis civilians being critically injured (boys will be boys!).
Sadly, the 15 year old cousin's whereabouts are known (the morgue), since he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces as he charged at them while brandishing a knife. [see my previous post to find out why this might not be a good game for innocent people to play]
Needless to say, Ahmed's parents have been beside themselves with worry, what with not knowing where their lost boy is. And to add to their pain, Palestinian Authority President Mahmood Abbas announced to the press that their son had been 'executed' by the Israelis; a statement I'm sure he didn't realize might inflame the Palestinian public.
Well, I'm pleased to be able to bring this little misunderstanding to a happy conclusion with the announcement that Ahmed Mansara has been located, alive and well at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem (where he's been all along!).
The boy is in light to moderate condition after being hit by a car while fleeing the good-natured game of'butcher knife-tag he had just finished playing with an Israeli 13 year old. Unlike the Israeli boy he knifed (who was in critical condition), Ahmed is doing quite well thanks to the Israeli doctors and nurses who treated him compliments of the Israeli taxpayers. Here he is after enjoying a good meal:
I'm sure President Abbas will now apologize for the anguish he inadvertently caused the fraught parents, and that the little scamp will stay closer to home in the future.
Posted by David Bogner on October 15, 2015 | Permalink
Posted by: Ari | Oct 15, 2015 5:48:15 PM
Well, considering the rate of recidivism in this cohort, Abbas was just a little early.
Seriously, what are you going to do with this POS when he's all better? He's a kid. Sentence him to life in prison? Oh, no, that is would be a criminal affront to enlightened thought about the potential for rehabilitation. So he's going to get out in a couple of years. And then- sweets all around, a hot shidduch, and right back to work. It would be nice and appropriate if one could render non-functional the hormonal source of male aggression before his release, but that would be reminiscent of the Nazis devilish work.
Posted by: Eliezer Eisenberg | Oct 15, 2015 9:52:18 PM
When teen age children go off in a murderous rampage,the parents should be help responsible as a punishment and as a warning to other parents to control their children or face the consequences.
Posted by: Ed | Oct 15, 2015 10:04:12 PM