BBC Strikes Again: Terrorist’s Death Leads Attack Coverage
BBC once again led its coverage of a terrorist attack against Israelis with news of the terrorist’s death on Wednesday.
The article reports on an attack in Kiryat Gat, in which a terrorist stabbed an Israeli soldier snatched his gun, and ran into an apartment building with intent of killing more Jews.
But instead of leading with the innocent victims of the attack, the BBC headline reads: “Palestinian shot dead after stabbing soldier in Israel.”
This is the second time in one week the BBC has been guilty of deliberately publishing a misleading headline, after it headlined Saturday’s brutal murder of two Israeli Jews in Jerusalem as “Palestinian shot dead after Jerusalem attack kills two.”
After an uproar, BBC admitted it was “mistaken” in publishing the headline, but refused to apologize.
The head of Israel’s Government Press Office issued a warning to the BBC following its eyebrow-raising headline, threatening to withdraw the major news network’s press license if another terror attack was published with this angle.