BBC News ignores arrest of Route 35 Hamas terrorist

Readers may recall the BBC News website’s dismal performance with regard to reporting the terror attack on April 14th in which Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi was killed and his wife and son injured. After having initially ignored the incident, the BBC eventually managed to come up with thirty-four words on the subject, but avoided clarifying to audiences that the shooting attack on a family travelling to the Pessach Seder was an act of terrorism.  

On June 23rd it was announced that the terrorist responsible for the murder of Baruch Mizrachi, father of five, had been indicted following his arrest last month.

Ziad Awad homecoming party, Idna, 2011. (source: Youtube)
Ziad Awad homecoming party, Idna, 2011. (source: Youtube)

“An indictment was filed Monday against Ziad Awad, a resident of the village of Idna near Hebron, for murder and attempted murder.

Awad was freed in the first tranche of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal, after he was sentenced to life in prison for murdering Palestinians who had collaborated with Israel. […]

Awad, 42, was arrested last month by the Shin Bet and the police in a special joint operation with the IDF. He was arrested together with his son Izz a-Din, 18, who helped him plan the attack as well as flee the murder scene and hide afterwards. Both father and son are members of Hamas. […]

Despite initial assessments, the investigation pointed to the attack being carried out by a lone terrorist. The assumption was based on the large number of shells found at the scene. What led investigators to Awad was DNA evidence collected from the shell casings.”

The BBC has to date not seen fit to report this news to its audiences.

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