BBC ignores another terror attack on Israelis – in English

On June 19th a terror attack took place near Dolev.

“An Israeli man who was critically injured Friday afternoon in a shooting attack in the West Bank succumbed to his wounds later Friday. He was named as Danny Gonen, 25, from the central city of Lod. […]

A second man, whose identity was not immediately made public, was moderately hurt in the attack and was being treated at Tel Hashomer.

The two men were traveling in their car after visiting a spring near Dolev, when they were flagged down by a Palestinian man, seemingly asking them for assistance. He then pulled a gun out of a bag he was carrying and opened fire on them at point-blank range, mortally wounding Gonen.”

Hamas later claimed responsibility for the attack.

“In a statement released late Friday evening, Hamas’ military wing, Izzadin Kassam, claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack perpetrated in the West Bank which killed one and moderately injured another earlier in the day.”

There was no reporting on the incident on the BBC News website’s Middle East page either on Friday evening or Saturday morning.

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BBC staff were however aware that a terror attack had taken place.

Dolev Shuval tweet

And a report on the incident did appear on the BBC’s Arabic language website.

Dolev BBC Arabic

At the time of writing that report has not been updated to inform audiences of Hamas’ claim of responsibility.

The BBC’s failure to report this fatal terror attack to English-speaking audiences should of course also be seen within the context of the corporation’s related abstention from reporting on the topic of Hamas activities in Judea & Samaria in general and their link to Hamas officials in Turkey.

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