Jameel reports that haredi newspapers' fear of mentioning 'impure' things has been taken to another ridiculous extreme.
Two nights ago, two Israelis were killed when the car they were in struck a wild boar on a West Bank road.
Here is how the Israeli edition of Gerrer hasidic-controlled Hamodia newspaper reported the incident (the translation is Jameel's):
“In a head on collision last night, in which 2 “wild other things” ran into the road, 2 men in their 40′s were killed.
The accident took place in the area between Tapuach and Migdalim in the Shomron. Magen David Adom’s (Israel’s emergency medical and rescue service) attempts failed to save the wounded, and doctors pronounced the men dead on the scene. MDA reported that next to the car were 2 dead “wild other things” and it is assumed they caused the fatal accident.” [emphasis added]
Hamodia would not write the word "boar," presumably because a boar is a pig, and pigs, chazzer, are the paradigm non-kosher animals.