BBC NEWS COVERAGE OF TERRORISM IN ISRAEL – SEPTEMBER 2021

The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during September 2021 shows that throughout the month a total of 251 incidents took place: 199 in Judea & Samaria, 42 in Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’ and ten in the Gaza Strip sector.

In Judea & Samaria, Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’ the agency recorded 187 attacks with petrol bombs, seventeen attacks using pipe bombs, five stabbing attacks, nine shooting attacks, 22 arson attacks and one vehicular attack. In the Gaza Strip one shooting attack, one case of anti-aircraft fire and 8 incidents of rocket/mortar fire took place.

Six people were injured in terror attacks throughout September. Two civilians were moderately wounded in a stabbing attack near Jerusalem’s central bus station on September 13th. On September 15th a civilian was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in Jaffa and on September 22nd a civilian was moderately injured in a vehicular attack near Ma’ale Michmash.

Visitors to the BBC News website saw no coverage of any of those attacks.

Additionally, two members of the security forces were seriously injured near Jenin on September 26th. The BBC News website made a one-line mention of that incident in a report discussed here.

The website’s coverage of the incidents of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip on four consecutive days amounted to twelve words at the bottom of an article on a different topic.

As can be seen in the table below, the vast majority of BBC News website coverage of terrorism against Israelis throughout the first three quarters of 2021 was produced in one month – May – during Operation Guardian of the Walls. Four of the nine months saw no reporting whatsoever.

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  1. says: Sid Levine

    BBC journalists were too busy consorting with the Arabs to take notice of what was going on.
    This is not new and the fault lies solely with the government of Israel who persistently fails to call the BBC and other anti Israel media to task and declare them persona non grata – as if they were afraid that this media could give a bad impression, worse than they currently do.
    What does the Israeli Government Press Office really do to ensure proper facts are provided to the journalists – if only they would!

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