BBC continues to ignore Gaza Strip missile fire at Israeli civilians

Since the beginning of February, multiple missile attacks on civilian communities in southern Israel have been carried out by terrorist groups operating in the Gaza Strip.

On the morning of February 4th, as children were on their way to school just after 7 a.m., a missile landed in the Eshkol region.

On the afternoon of February 6th an attack was launched on the Ashkelon area. On the same evening another missile landed in the Ashkelon region and later that night at around 11 p.m. an incoming missile hit the Eshkol district.

On February 8th a missile hit the Sdot Negev area.

On the afternoon of February 10th a missile landed in the Hof Ashkelon area and later that night another missile hit the same region. The IDF responded by targeting terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

None of the above incidents was reported by the BBC. 

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Deir el Balah area of central Gaza Strip as seen from the Eshkol region

On the morning of February 9th the IDF targeted Abdallah Kharti – a member of the Popular Resistance Committees and also a Global Jihad operative.  

“According to intelligence data, Kharti played a central role in setting up the terrorist infrastructure in Sinai, which has been firing rockets at Eilat sporadically in recent months, including the most recent rocket attack, launched on January 31, and intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-rocket battery.

In Gaza, Kharti is a member of the Popular Resistance Committees, but he apparently wears more than one hat. In Sinai, he is affiliated with the al-Qaida- inspired Ansar Beit Al-Maqdes group, which has been targeting both Israel and Egyptian security forces. [..]

The attempted strike is a reminder that Gaza is a base not only for Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorism but also for a growing al-Qaida-affiliated presence as well. According to Israeli intelligence estimates, there are hundreds of Salafi-jihadis in Gaza armed with rockets, and many move between Sinai in Gaza regularly.

Hamas has attempted to persuade these factions to refrain from endangering it by provoking an Israeli response against Gaza’s regime, but it has also signaled to the groups that they are otherwise free to attack Israel as they please.”

Notably, the BBC did not report on that incident either. 

As we see, the BBC continues its habit of selective reporting of security incidents on Israel’s southern borders, thus denying audiences information and context vital to their understanding of the region in general and specific Israeli responses to terrorist threats.

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