Spontaneous Combustion on the West Bank

In Israel and the West Bank, violence is always “breaking out,” “erupting,” “flaring,” “raging,” becoming a “wave” or a “cycle,” and so on. These locutions are generally intended to obscure who is committing violence against whom. This morning, in an act of historical vandalism reminiscent of the Taliban or ISIS, Palestinians set fire to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus, a Jewish historic and religious site:


CNN tweeted about the arson with the discretion that so often accompanies reports from the region. Somehow, the tomb “caught fire.”

You might think it was an electrical fire or something, but for that reference to the “spate” of violence that keeps “erupting.”

Via Twitchy.