BBC News coverage of terrorism in Israel – June 2017

Monthly overview of BBC reporting on terrorism in Israel.

The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during June 2017 shows that throughout the month a total of 94 incidents took place: 72 in Judea & Samaria, twenty-one in Jerusalem and one originating from the Gaza Strip.

The agency recorded 80 attacks with petrol bombs, six attacks using explosive devices, three stabbing attacks and four shooting attacks in Judea & Samaria and Jerusalem. Also recorded was one missile attack from the Gaza Strip.  

One member of the security forces was murdered and three were wounded in attacks during June.

The BBC covered the stabbing attack in Jerusalem on June 16th in which Border Police officer Hadas Malka was murdered and two other members of the security forces wounded in a report that generated considerable criticism.

The June 26th missile attack from the Gaza Strip did not receive any BBC coverage. Among the additional attacks ignored by the BBC was a stabbing in Mevo Dotan on June 1st in which a member of the security forces was wounded, an attempted stabbing near Alon Shvut on June 17th and an attempted stabbing near Adam on June 20th.

Since the beginning of 2017 the BBC’s English language services have not reported any of the ten incidents of missile attacks that have taken place.

Throughout the first half of 2017 the BBC News website reported 0.59% of the total terror attacks that have taken place and 87.5% of the resulting fatalities.

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