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Damaged windshield

What is it like to be inside a car when a rock hits its windshield?

Few of us know the horror of peacefully driving or riding in a vehicle, when all of a sudden, a rock smashes the windshield – or flies through it, producing an explosion of glass shards. This 12-second video clip will give you an idea of what it’s like to be in the front seat when, out of the darkness, a rock hits the windshield:

This clip was taken from a much longer video about rock-throwing in the West Bank, here.

A definition of rock-throwing

For the purposes of this website, the term “rock-throwing” is defined as follows:

Individuals or groups who deliberately target and attempt to maim or murder people, by throwing rocks of a size and mass that can accomplish this objective, either directly at them, or at the vehicles in which they are riding.

Civilized countries treat rock-throwing as a serious crime

Noam Melamed, 13, was nearly killed when a rock the size of a grapefruit smashed through the windshield.

Noam Melamed, 13, was nearly killed when a rock the size of a grapefruit smashed through the windshield. Details here.

In civilized countries, the act of throwing rocks at people or moving vehicles is considered a serious crime, because victims can be, and have been maimed and killed, as a result. In many states in America, this crime is classified as a felony, or attempted murder. As the research organization CAMERA noted:

In 1986, a U.S. teenager was sentenced to life in prison for throwing a stone from an overpass that killed a toddler in a car below. In 2010, two South Carolina teenagers were indicted on first degree murder charges after killing a woman sitting in the front seat of a car with a stone hurled from an overpass. And, in 2002, even when stone throwing resulted in no injuries, the teenaged perpetrators were charged with assault and battery with intent to kill and malicious injury to personal property. As the Sheriff’s Department explained, throwing rocks “is not a prank. This is extremely dangerous. You could kill somebody doing this.”

There is one place in the world, however, where rock-throwing against those of a different religion is taught, celebrated and rewarded

That place is called “the Palestinian territories,” located within the West Bank (historically Judea and Samaria), which is governed by the Palestinian Authority (the “PA”).

A Palestinian toddler indoctrinated to murder Jews with rocks.

In the PA-controlled areas of the West Bank, rock-throwing is employed for one purpose: to maim and killing Jews. Those who do so are celebrated as heroes by the PA and at all levels of Palestinian society. As described in a August 2013 New York Times article, In a West Bank Culture of Conflict, Boys Wield the Weapon at Hand, Palestinians view the act of throwing rocks at Jews as a cultural sport, handed down from one generation to the next, much like adults in civilized cultures teach youngsters how to fish, hunt, or catch a football:

Youths hurling stones has long been the indelible icon — some call it a caricature — of Palestinian pushback against Israel: a recent United Nations report said 7,000 minors, some as young as 9, had been detained between 2002 and 2012. Here in Beit Ommar, a village of 17,000 between Bethlehem and Hebron that is surrounded by Jewish settlements, rock throwing is a rite of passage and an honored act of defiance.

One of the “minors” profiled by the Times is Muhammad Hashem, 17, who has been arrested four times for his attempts to murder Jews with rocks. In 2012, he, his two brothers and their father were all in prison together, at the same time, for throwing rocks at Jews. The Times quoted Muhammad as saying (clarification added):

“Children have hobbies, and my hobby is throwing stones (at Jews). A day with a confrontation (with Jews) is better than a free day (from school).”

Not only are there no criminal penalties under the PA for throwing rocks at Jews, Palestinians who are arrested, tried and convicted by Israel for this crime are welcomed home upon their release as heroes and rock stars – especially if they were able to maim or murder one or more Jews as a result of their crimes – as in the case of Bilal Ayad Awad:

According to the NY Times, when 17-year-old Bilal Ayad Awad (center) was released by Israel after serving a prison term for attempting to murder Jews with rocks, "he was welcomed like a war hero with flags and fireworks, women in wedding finery lining streets to cheer his motorcade."  Does not the NY Times' staged photo seems to suggest that Bilal is merely a Palestinian version of Richie Cunningham, the wholesome, family-oriented teenager from the TV sitcom "Happy Days"?

According to the NY Times, when 17-year-old Bilal Ayad Awad (center) was released by Israel after serving a prison term for attempting to murder Jews with rocks, “he was welcomed like a war hero with flags and fireworks, women in wedding finery lining streets to cheer his motorcade.”

Rock-throwing is the lowest-tech tactic that Palestinians, as a culture, employ to murder Jews. The PA is regularly revealed to be celebrating, enabling and financially rewarding those who murder Jews with suicide bombings, and other more sophisticated means. A few recent articles that document this phenomenon (more here):

Indoctrinating toddlers to want to become suicide bombers.

Palestinians indoctrinating toddlers to want to become suicide bombers.

Ramadan in the Palestinian Authority: Celebrating Death, by Giulio Meotti, The Clarion Project, August 29th, 2013.

Palestinian Authority takes $148M from US, doles out ‘grants’ to convicted terrorists, by Mike Jaccarino, Fox News, September 7, 2013.

Palestinian Authority rewards mother of terrorists before Obama trip, by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, March 19, 2013.

How certain prominent news entities and human rights groups enable, and even glorify the Palestinian rock-throwing culture

Mar2013 Yossi Zamir-Flash90 rock throwers smallYou may be asking yourself, how is it that you’ve heard little or nothing about the Palestinian culture of rock-throwing? The answer is that many prominent “news” entities and “human rights” groups play a key role in enabling the Palestinian rock-throwing phenomenon to persist – by whitewashing the reasons behind it, romanticizing the perpetrators, and ignoring or dehumanizing the victims who have been maimed and killed as a result.

For example, the New York Times article falsely claimed that the reason that Palestinians throw rocks at Jews is a lack of adequate welfare programs in the West Bank:

(Palestinians throw rocks at Jews) because there is little else to do in (their village) – no pool or cinema, no music lessons after school, no part-time jobs other than peddling produce along the road.

The Times article made no mention of:

  • The fact that Palestinians have been throwing rocks at Jews for decades before the state of Israel was even born, in 1948 (their usual pretext), or
  • The fact that rock-throwing against Jews is due to the deep-seated, culturally-indoctrinated anti-Semitism that is a defining characteristic of Palestinian society

Wadi-MaswadehAnother example occurred on July 12, 2013, when certain top-level “news” entities and a prominent “human rights” group engaged in a campaign to evoke worldwide sympathy for Wadi’a Maswadah, a 5-year-old Palestinian boy whom the Israeli military stopped from throwing rocks at passing Jewish cars. The basis for the sympathy campaign was the “human rights” group’s claim that by stopping the boy from throwing rocks, and bringing him to his home to wait for his father, the Israeli soldiers “illegally detained” him, and violated his “human rights.”

Adele, 3, nearly killed by Palestinian rock-throwers - now left with traumatic brain injury.

Adele Biton, 3, before she was left with traumatic brain injury by Palestinian rock-throwers.

Yet neither this “human rights” group, nor the “news” entities that chose to echo its bogus allegations, have said anything about Adele Biton, the three-year-old Jewish girl who was nearly killed by Palestinian rock-throwers in March 2013, and who is now left with traumatic brain injury. Details here.

Similarly, the the New York Times’ August 2013 article neither named nor told the stories of any of the dozens of other victims who have been killed or maimed by Palestinian rock-throwing, ranging in age from 8 months to 80 years old.

For detailed documentation of how certain prominent elements of the “news” media and “human rights” groups enable Palestinian rock-throwing, see:

News entities as enablers

Human rights groups as enablers

The 2013 Wadi’a Maswadah hoax

The 2010 E. Jerusalem ambush hoax

To learn how you can speak out against news entities and human rights groups that enable Palestinian terrorism (including rock-throwing), see this directory of contact information.

The biggest enablers of all: Financial donors – probably including you

As the PA has no functional economy, the bulk of the money it uses to incite hate against Jews, facilitate and reward terrorism, and indoctrinate children comes from donations. Arabic governments donate huge sums to the PA, with the full knowledge of how it is being used.

The biggest non-Arabic sources of funding to the PA, however, are:

(1) Taxpayers in the United States: $300-$500 million per year

(2) Taxpayers in Canada: $60 million per year

(3) Taxpayers in Western Europe: $200 million per year

(See this page for source documentation of the above figures.)


In total, the PA will receive an estimated $1.2 billion in 2013 from international donors – who are told that this money is being used strictly for “charitable” and “humanitarian” purposes. In fact, governments in most Western nations have passed laws that promise taxpayers that none of the aid money that is being extracted from their paychecks is being used to fund terrorism, either directly or indirectly (U.S. example).

Yet as is documented here, there is no longer any doubt that the PA is using the aid money it receives to incite, facilitate and reward terrorism, and indoctrinate children. Further, as documented here, a significant portion of international “humanitarian” aid has been stolen by senior PA officials, and squirreled away in their own personal accounts.

Other sources of funding for the PA are:

  • Non-governmental organizations (eg the United Nations – whose #1 funder is the U.S.)
  • Private foundations

These entities also claim to the public and donors that aid money to the PA is being used only for non-violent purposes – despite the evidence to the contrary.

The leading authority on documenting Palestinians’ indoctrination of children is Palestinian Media Watch. Here are some key links from PMW:

Another terrific resource is NGO-Monitor, which “provides information and analysis, promotes accountability, and supports discussion on the reports and activities of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) claiming to advance human rights and humanitarian agendas.”

Do you want to help stop this madness (or at least stop donating your money to enable it)?

If you do not want any more of your money to be donated to enabling the Palestinian terror and indoctrination culture, go to our “Get Involved” page, for information and resources on how to make your voice known to the key people and institutions that have the power to change things.

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”

– Helen Keller



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