BBC’s Wyre Davies promotes misleading information on Twitter

This is a cross post from CAMERA, dated November 15th.

“BBC’s Wyre Davies told his 9,100 Twitter followers earlier today that “nearly all” of the Palestinians and Israelis killed during the fighting today were civilians.

To be sure, there are some discrepancies in the numbers being reported due to the fog of war. But does he believe the Associated Press was wildly wrong in reporting that “a total of 13 Palestinians, including four civilians, have been killed,” or in its subsequent report that “a total of 15 Palestinians, including seven civilians” were killed?

Does he believe that even Hamas Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra, who according to Deutsche Presse-Agentur told reporters that “seven of the 15 Palestinians killed so far were civilians, and eight … militants,” is inflating the number of civilian casualties?”

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And, as you can check for yourself here, 48 hours later the misleading Tweet has not been deleted. 

 

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