JERUSALEM, Israel – It’s not the first time BBC News has been cited for its decidedly pro-Palestinian/anti-Israel slant in its reporting. This time it elicited a swift response from the Israeli government, as well as President Trump’s family.
The BBC’s most recent anti-Israel perspective was exposed in a headline on Friday’s terror attack at the Damascus Gate: “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem.”
There was no mention that 1) two of the three terrorists opened fire with automatic weapons near the crowded entrance to the gate, while about 100 yards away, a third jihadist fatally stabbed 23-year-old Border Police Staff Sgt. Hadas Malka. Her’s was the seventh terror-related fatality since the beginning of the year.
Immediately upon seeing the post, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the Foreign Ministry to censure BBC News, later telling ministers that security forces were preparing to demolish the terrorists’ homes. He also rescinded previously issued measures to allow Muslim residents of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) more freedom of movement during the month of Ramadan to visit family members and worship at the Temple Mount.
Both the Palestinian Authority’s Fatah faction and Hamas, the Gaza-based terror group, praised the attack.
“Instead of condemning the attack, Fatah – which is headed by Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas’] – issued a statement in which it condemns the Border Police fighters who killed the terrorists and praised the murderers as heroes. It seems that mendacity and brazen gall know no bounds,” Netanyahu said, noting that the P.A. “will now…Read More