An article titled “Gaza conflict: Israeli boy’s death ‘will intensify ops‘” appeared on the BBC News website’s Middle East page on the evening of August 22nd. The BBC’s report allots a sentence and a half to the subject matter of the story as presented in its headline.
“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said military operations will “intensify” after an Israeli boy was killed by fire from Gaza.
The four-year-old died in a mortar attack on a southern Israeli village near the Gaza border.”
The caption to the photograph used to illustrate the article states:
“Mr Netanyahu sent his condolences to the boy’s family and accused Hamas of firing the rocket that killed him”.
The BBC’s report is time-stamped 20:11 GMT. By that time the name of Daniel Tregerman – the four and a half year-old victim of a mortar attack by terrorists firing from the vicinity of a school in the Gaza Strip – had already been made public.
Notably, despite particularly heavy fire on the Israeli communities close to the border with the Gaza Strip in recent days, no BBC correspondent has filed a report from that region or anywhere else in southern Israel.