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.
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:
Mother 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.
“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:
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.
August 18, 2013 search at BBC:
August 18, 2013 search at Daily Mail (UK):
August 18, 2013 search at Huffington Post; one citation returned…
… but it is not in a news story, or a blog article – rather, it is a user comment:
August 18, 2013 search at UPI produces one possible citation (bottom):
But the citation refers to “Col. Yuval Biton”: