new photo advertisement of a Japanese car in Israel has drawn
considerable outrage for its implied promotion of running over
The commercial advertisement, published by a
Subaru dealership in Israel, features the scene photographed last year,
when an Israeli settler struck two Palestinian children with his car in
the East al-Quds (Jerusalem) neighborhood of Silwan before speeding
away, Xinhua reported on Thursday.
“We’ll see who can stand against you,” reads the Hebrew line to the right corner of the picture.
The October incident targeted two youngsters, aged 10 and 12, breaking the younger victim’s leg.
the attack, the victims initially resisted to be hustled into a car,
which apparently meant to take them to a hospital. Palestinian
youngsters fear getting into strangers’ vehicles because they have seen
their friends taken away by Israeli troops posed as civilians on a
The acting Palestinian Authority (PA) Chief
Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party has said the promotion of the act of
aggression “is a dirty advertisement and propaganda that reached to the
status of calling for [the] killing Palestinian children by running them
The attacker, named David Be’eri, is the director general of Elad, a hard-line real estate development conglomerate….