Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The “acid attack” on Israelis that didn’t take place quite as reported

"On 13 December, The Guardian ran an article with the headline “Israeli family suffer burns after West Bank acid attack.” "Except there’s one problem. The “acid attack” didn’t take place quite as reported. The liquid allegedly thrown at the settler vehicle was vinegar, as Israeli media reported just hours later. Household vinegar is indeed a weak acid, but wouldn’t cause severe or life-threatening injuries or “chemical burns” – that’s why people are able to put it in salads, on their french fries or even use it as a treatment for skin conditions."