Adele Biton

See a video that documents Adele’s story — and how the major “news” media and a prominent “human rights” group ignored her, but engaged in a global sympathy campaign for a young Palestinian rock-thrower — here.

Three-year-old Adele Biton, before she was nearly killed by a gang of Palestinian rock-throwers.

Three-year-old Adele Biton, before she was nearly killed by a gang of Palestinian rock-throwers.

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The remains of the Biton family car after the Palestinian rock-throwing attack.

On March 14, 2013, Adva Biton and her three daughters were driving in the West Bank city of Ariel, when her car was attacked by Palestinian rock-throwers.  She lost control of her car after rocks flew in through the windshield, and crashed into the back of a parked truck.  She and her two older daughters, ages 4 and 5, were injured, but recovered.

Her youngest daughter, Adele, 3, was nearly killed.  She was struck in the head by a rock the size of a man’s fist, which, along with the crash, caused her to suffer traumatic brain injury.  She clung to life for four months in an Israeli ICU, and underwent several brain operations.

Although the Israeli news media and Israel-supporting blogs gave prominent coverage to Adele’s plight, not a single Western news entity ran a story about her (details below).  This stands in sharp contrast to the fact that four months later, scores of Western news entities gave top-line, sympathetic coverage to the plight of Wadi’a Maswadah, a 5-year-old Palestinian who had been “illegally detained” by the IDF for throwing rock sat Jewish cars.


News and analysis of attack on the Bitons:

adeleMother of girl hurt in Samaria recounts attack, YNet, March 15, 2013

5 suspects arrested over Ariel attack, YNet, March 24, 2013.

A view from the hills: Praying for Adele, The Jerusalem Post, March 26, 2013.

Rocks and murder, The Jerusalem Post, March 28, 2013.

Netanyahu: Stones are lethal weapons, The Jerusalem Post, April 17, 2013.

Adele Biton’s birthday celebrated in intensive care, YNet, April 25, 2013.

Baby Adelle Suffered Direct Hit from Terrorist’s Rock, Israel National News, April 29, 2013.

Adele Biton returns home 4 months after terror attack, YNet, July 12, 2013.

Adele in July 2013, strapped to a wheelchair, so she could be brought home for the Sabbath dinner.  At this time, she was just beginning to be able to move her limbs.

Adele in July 2013, strapped to a wheelchair, so she could be brought home for the Sabbath dinner. At this time, she was just beginning to be able to move her limbs.

“News” media bias against Adele, and for the Palestinian terrorists who attacked her

Thanks to reader Irene K. who alerted us to this gem, from CAMERA:

NPR Romanticizes Child’s Attacker, by Andrea Levin, CAMERA, June 2, 2013.  Excerpt:

Is it back to the bad old days at NPR? National Public Radio’s May 30, 2013 Morning Edition segment reported by Emily Harris displays all the hallmarks of anti-Israel bias that once characterized daily coverage on the network. Heavily skewed toward the Palestinian perspective, the piece romanticizes perpetrators of violence and violates the most basic ethics of fairplay in reporting on a contentious issue – giving more than twice as much air-time to Palestinian perspectives and including three Palestinian speakers to just one Israeli.
Indicative of the sharp bias is the story’s focus. On the occasion of the release from intensive care of a Jewish child severely injured in a stone-throwing attack by Palestinians, NPR turns not to the dangers faced by Jews under threat from such lethal violence but to extensive, sympathetic treatment of the grievances of the Palestinian perpetrator, Tareq Hammed, and his mother. A brief introductory reference to the child, Adele Bitton, is followed by lengthy commentary devoted to the complaints of the Palestinians, to such things as Hammed being arrested late at night, soldiers shouting at, handcuffing and blindfolding him – and his not having time to change clothes. Hammed’s mother is given a platform to lament that she’d also been witness to her husband’s arrest by Israeli soldiers, the implication being not that father and son were two of a kind, assaulting the innocent, but that they were a family of courageous resistance fighters.


An interview with Adele’s mother and sisters, four days after the attack:


Adva Biton: ‘I Held Adelle’s Head and Said Shema Yisrael’ – YouTube


August 2013 search for Adele Biton in the news entities that engaged in the global sympathy campaign for Wadi’a Maswadah, the 5-year-old Palestinian rock-thrower (here)

Search for Adele Biton at BBC.  Nothing.

Search for Adele Biton at UPI.  Nothing.

Search for Adele Biton at the Daily Mail Online.  Nothing.

Search for Adele Biton at Huffington Post.  One reference shows up, in regards to this blog article – but turns out it is actually contained in a user comment.

August 18, 2013 search at BBC:

18Aug13 BBC search Adele Biton - nothing

August 18, 2013 search at Daily Mail (UK):

18Aug13 DailyMail search Adele Biton - nothing

August 18, 2013 search at Huffington Post; one citation returned…

18Aug13 HP search Adele Biton - 1 result

… but it is not in a news story, or a blog article – rather, it is a user comment:

18Aug13 HP search Adele Biton - user comment

August 18, 2013 search at UPI produces one possible citation (bottom):

18Aug13 UPI search Adele Biton

But the citation refers to “Col. Yuval Biton”:

18Aug13 UPI search - not that biton

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