BBC News coverage of terrorism in Israel – May 2020

The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during May 2020 shows that throughout the month a total of 81 incidents took place: 66 in Judea & Samaria, 14 in Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’ and one in the Gaza Strip sector.

In Judea & Samaria and Jerusalem the agency recorded 66 attacks with petrol bombs, two attacks using pipe bombs, five arson attacks, two stabbing attacks, one incident of rock throwing, two shooting attacks and two vehicular attacks. In the Gaza Strip sector one rocket attack was recorded.

One member of the security forces was killed on May 12th in a rock-throwing attack that at least one BBC Jerusalem bureau journalist knew about. Another member of the security forces was injured – and had to have a leg amputated – in a vehicular attack on May 14th.  

The BBC News website did not produce any coverage of those two serious incidents. Neither did it report a rocket attack on the Eshkol district on May 6th, an attempted shooting attack (apparently by a Palestinian policeman) on Israeli civilians on May 20th, an attempted stabbing in Jerusalem on May 25th or an attempted vehicular attack near Halamish on May 29th.

The fact that the BBC News website did not cover any of the incidents that took place during May means that audiences have not seen any reporting on terror attacks against Israelis for three consecutive months.

Since the beginning of the year visitors to the BBC News website have seen coverage of 6.88% of the terror attacks against Israelis which actually took place and no coverage at all of the year’s first fatality.

Related Articles:

BBC NEWS COVERAGE OF TERRORISM IN ISRAEL – APRIL 2020

SUMMARY OF BBC NEWS WEBSITE PORTRAYAL OF ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS – MAY 2020

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  • The BBC is an abysmal news station, only reporting on what they feel fit and completely miss report on Israel.
    I am ashamed to know that tis is supposed to be the British Broadcasting Corporation

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