BBC NEWS COVERAGE OF TERRORISM IN ISRAEL – AUGUST 2021

The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during August 2021 shows that throughout the month a total of 142 incidents took place: 92 in Judea & Samaria, 25 in Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’ and 25 in the Gaza Strip sector.

In Judea & Samaria, Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’ the agency recorded 85 attacks with petrol bombs, eleven attacks using pipe bombs, one stabbing attack, nine shooting attacks (including rocket fire from Lebanon), one rock-throwing attack and ten arson attacks. In the Gaza Strip sector one pipe bomb attack, three petrol bomb attacks, two shooting attacks and 19 incidents of rocket/mortar fire took place.

One member of the security forces died after having been critically injured in a shooting attack in the Gaza Strip sector. The BBC News website published a one-sentence reference to that shooting attack nine days after it had taken place in an article on another topic, failing to name the member of the security forces who passed away.

One civilian was moderately injured in a rock-throwing attack on Route 60 on August 31st which did not receive any BBC coverage.

The incidents of rocket fire from Lebanon on August 4th and 6th did not receive any coverage on the BBC News website and neither did the August 16th rocket fire from the Gaza Strip – the first since Operation Guardian of the Walls in May. A shooting incident in Jenin was reported in a confusing manner with significant omissions. The BBC News website did not produce any reporting whatsoever in August about the renewal of violent rioting at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

As noted here all too often in the past, the fact that the BBC seriously under-reports terrorism against Israelis means that when Israel responds to such attacks, audiences are unaware of the build-up and context to those actions.

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