As the BBC reported on March 12th, two Israeli Air Force pilots -Lt.-Col. (res.) Noam Ron and Maj. (res.) Erez Flekser – were killed in an accident apparently caused by a technical fault in their Cobra helicopter.
Unsurprisingly, the Hamas al Qassam brigades reacted predictably to the news:
But nasty crass reactions were not limited to terrorists, as the Algemeiner reports:
“Not everyone was saddened by Tuesday’s helicopter crash that killed two Israeli reserve pilots. “Peace activist” Noa Shaindlinger took to Facebook yesterday morning to celebrate as news of the incident surfaced. “We may have some good news later this morning (hint: IOF drill accident with casualties,” she posted to her Facebook page. Shaindlinger later deleted the post from her page.”
Noa Shaindlinger is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, where she also takes part in anti-Israel campaigning.
She also describes herself as “a human rights activist and citizen journalist” and one of the outlets which sees fit to publish her writings is +972 Magazine – for example here and here.
One does hope that the BBC will remember that next time it is tempted to outsource coverage of Israeli affairs to that outlet’s writers.