BBC News ignores Gaza missile attacks, BBC Arabic reports Israeli response

Late on the evening of January 1st residents of communities bordering the Gaza Strip once again had to scramble for cover from incoming missiles.BBC Arabic report response 1 1

“Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in Israel on Friday night, in the south’s Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council. No one was injured and there were no reports of damage.

A further two rockets at least were thought to have fallen short and landed inside the Gaza Strip. […]

Several explosions were heard after a rocket alert sounded at 11:07pm in Sderot and communities in Sha’ar HaNegev. Residents were told to enter shelters and safe rooms.”

Hours later the IDF responded with strikes on terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

In line with a pattern often seen since the end of the summer 2014 conflict, the missile attacks received no English language coverage on the BBC News website but the Israeli response was reported in an article headlined “Israel launches attacks on sites in the Gaza Strip” which appeared on the BBC Arabic website on the morning of January 2nd.

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