Compare and contrast: BBC reporting on cross-border missile fire

On November 21st cross-border mortar fire hit an uninhabited desert area in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province. The attack was claimed by an Iranian-backed militia operating in Iraq. A report on the incident appeared on the BBC news website’s Middle East page on the same day.

Mortars SA

On November 19th cross-border mortar fire hit the Eshkol region of Israel’s Western Negev – home to over 12,000 residents of 31 different communities. The attack was carried out from the Gaza Strip, in which several Iranian-backed terrorist organisations operate, and the IDF later responded by targeting several terror sites.

Eshkol reg coun

We would like to be able to show readers the BBC’s report on that incident of cross-border missile fire – but there isn’t one.

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