The Stoning

An Israeli soldier saves a five-year-old Arab girl's life.

Comments (26)

(26) Gary, January 24, 2010 8:58 AM

This is the type of email that needs to be passed around the world,not those that inspire hate,deceit,and misunderstanding. I think it could do a lot of good.

(25) yochi kretzmer, January 11, 2010 6:10 AM

All honour to you

(24) Jessica, January 10, 2010 4:38 AM

IDF-we support you all the way!!!

may Hashem protect our brave, good IDF. we are all so grateful to you.

(23) AG, January 8, 2010 1:45 PM

When we can find our way to coming together without having to have stones thrown at little girls, THEN we will be in good shape. Until then, thank you dear girl, for your pain has at least brought some of us together beyond the prejudices that we too often hide behind. May HaShem/Allah bless you with a long, healthy and happy life!

(22) Anonymous, January 6, 2010 11:13 PM

B'Tselem Elokim -

It is so saddening to read the comments of those who cannot see past their politicized hardness. This young girl, wounded gravely, and now receiving care within Israel, has through her recovery, helped her parents understand that Israelis, soldiers and civilians, are not monsters, nor heartless and uncaring. Now it is our job to reflect and extend that glimpse into HaShem's image. His ways are not always easy to compehend, nonetheless, our efforts to think and behave b'tselem Elokim, are the dereh by which we must follow.

(21) Anonymous, January 4, 2010 11:47 AM


What a brilliant example of humanity and caring !

(20) Anonymous, January 4, 2010 9:22 AM

change one person at a time

For evil to exist in this world, all it takes is for good people to do nothing. The Arab parents of their 5 year old girl who was saved by an Israel soldier should show their appreciation by publishing to the Arab world the truth of their experience. They can do this by telling their families, their neighbors, their friends, by talking to school children about their beliefs and how this experience changed their thinking about Israel people. Most importantly, they should tell their story to their religious leaders so that their leaders can be educated as to who really is the enemy here. Without such education, there will not be any change in the Arab mentality.

(19) Chaim, January 4, 2010 8:01 AM

Jana's question remained unanswered

Jana asked her mother "Why did they throw the stone on my head? I didn't do anything wrong." The mother left out the answer: The Arabs threw the stones in order to kill Jews. And then the mother has the nerve to say this is a lesson for Israelis. Like because of this incident the Arabs are going to stop trying to kill Jews and the Jews have nothing to be concerned about anymore. Liberal drivel.

(18) jgarbuz, January 4, 2010 6:01 AM

You can smear them with Gold, the Arabs appreciate NOTHING!

My ex-mother in law delivered 10,000 Arab babies in Soroka Hospital in Beersheba in the 1970s and '80s. The Arabs will never appreciate or stop the war against the Jews no matter what good we do for them. A rabbi once picked up a frozen snake from the snow and warmed it under his heavy coat. When it thawed it out, it bit him anyway. The rabbi asked "Why?" The creature answered, "I'm a snake. It's what I do." A rag picker saved Hitler from freezing in Vienna by giving him a warm second hand coat that Hitler wore for years. If Jews were as concerned with helping each other as much as they do helping our sworn enemies, we'd be in good shape. But we get Madoffs instead That is our curse. There is little Ahavat Yisrael going around, but only concern for the other. The other who wishes us dead.

(17) Jessica, January 4, 2010 4:36 AM


Amazing what the IDF soldier did to help. This also goes to show what damage the Arab terrorists do to people, even their own people. This absolutely adorable girl is now paralyzed.

(16) RAKEL, January 4, 2010 1:09 AM


(15) Beverly Kurtin, January 4, 2010 12:06 AM

If it had been..

an Israeli child who was injured in the Arab area, they would probably have finished her off and shot her parents. Even wonderful stories like this will not bring peace to the area. The more I learn about what the Arabs want, I realize that nothing shy of the total destruction of Israel will satisfy them. What a shame.

(14) -ques, January 3, 2010 7:54 PM

To the International press, please

I really wish that the internarional press will publish this and similar stories. Even when it doesn't contribute to increased profit.

(13) Oscar Carillo, January 3, 2010 7:31 PM

Ten Hut, Officer on Board!

Saludos para Commandante Erez. A true Soldier, a Man of Honor and a true Human Being! May his tribe increase! May HaShem be with them (IDF) always and protect them. Blessings to all IDF Soldiers!

(12) Johnny, January 3, 2010 6:18 PM

This story should be shown to everyone. It shows the true heart of the Jewish people. Israel will help anyone in their time of need, not just children.

(11) Anonymous, January 3, 2010 5:43 PM

Israeli soldiers I met were kind and moral people

I was moved to tears seeing this small child with her big eyes, so fragile, how could any one throw a big rock and hurt her? The kindness of the doctor made me remember that the Israeli soldiers I met many years ago were such kind, decent, educated, moral and polite people. I am so proud that they lived up to the highest standards of being Jews.

(10) Anonymous, January 3, 2010 5:30 PM

Beautiful child

What a lovely child. I hope her paralysis can be overcome.

(9) Andre, January 3, 2010 5:27 PM

Arabs lie, all the time, about the IDF

They know perfectly well that the Goldstones of this world will take note, so, as instructed by their sheiks, will gladly give them all they want, and then some. Does not their prophet allow them, straight from their book of infamies?

(8) Judah S. Harris, January 3, 2010 5:08 PM

revealed stories represent the never known

Goodness can be a powerful force in our tumultuous world. These stories deserve a large audience, and for sure there must be stories of Arab families or individuals who've also come to the aid of Jewish people. Let's hear more positive examples that we can emulate.

(7) Anonymous, January 3, 2010 4:36 PM

Truly a kiddush Hashem! But why is it that Israelis save Arab children, and Arabs target Israeli babies and children?

Truly a kiddush Hashem! But why is it that Israelis save Arab children, and Arabs target Israeli babies and children?

(6) Anonymous, January 3, 2010 4:27 PM

The Israeli soldiers are truly one of a kind! Do you really think that if a Hamas soldier came across a wounded Israeli child, he would help her to such an extent and try to save her life? The IDF is for sure the most compassionate and moral army in the world. Am Yisrael Chai

(5) Laura, January 3, 2010 4:24 PM

I would not expect this story to be shown in the western media. After all, this would counter the left's narrative of the IDF as "war criminals" who sadistically kill Arab children. The way this entire conflict is portrayed in the western media, Israel as brutally oppressive occupier of helpless palestinian arabs is such an inversion of reality. Here we have a little girl injured by an arab stone thrower and an Israeli solider coming to her rescue.

(4) Steve Goldstein, January 3, 2010 3:48 PM

More amazing points

I think the amazing point here that is totally unaddressed is that the Arab girl is being treated at an Israeli medical center (Alyn Hospital in Jerusalem) -- can we imagine an Israeli getting this type of treatment at a Palestinian hospital??!! And they accuse us of apartheid!! The other amazing point is that the mother was terrified of alerting the Israeli soldiers -- in other words, her society had brainwashed her into thinking that the Jews -- the most moral force in the world -- are all a bunch of psycho child killers. Terrible.

(3) ruth, January 3, 2010 3:45 PM

a story within, a story

I am glad this beautiful little girl is alive, and her smile is incandescent. I am troubled in deep ways, because IF God brought this child back to life, then who was responsible for the act of terror, with this stone, initially. What is moving all these stories in deep, unknown, and also beautiful ways? Maybe, if God is responsible for the miracles, could it be, God is directing a story that MUST end, as Anne Frank said, all right in the end? Maybe I pose questions that are too deep, and maybe I think too much, but to read these amazing stories is to wonder at the hand that moves these stories, that goes beyond the immediate circle, and circles into the beyond.

(2) Philippe, January 3, 2010 3:07 PM

All good comes from G.od

A beautiful story where the good soldiers saved the life of this young child, and where the parents of the girl show their gratitude in all honesty. Miracles do happen, when G.od allows us humans to show his Goodness.

(1) Anonymous, January 3, 2010 11:33 AM

Erez Kachal Did a Wonderful Deed

What a kiddush Hashem! I hope this Arab family, not just Israel's Channel 10, publicizes that the Israel Defense Forces comprise good people.


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