Another Sheikh Jarrah story ignored by the BBC

Last month we noted that BBC Jerusalem bureau correspondent Tom Bateman had told readers of one of his reports of “a fresh flare-up in tensions in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah” without bothering to clarify that it began when the home of a Jewish family in that Jerusalem neighbourhood was firebombed.

BBC’S TOM BATEMAN CONTINUES TO PROMOTE HIS CHOSEN NARRATIVES

In fact, BBC audiences have not seen any mention whatsoever of that firebombing or the subsequent related arrests in the four weeks that have passed since it took place.

The four people arrested in connection with that incident have now been indicted.

“Prosecutors on Monday indicted four Palestinians from East Jerusalem, including a minor, for the alleged firebombing of a Jewish home in Sheikh Jarrah last month.

The Jerusalem District Prosecutor’s Office requested that the group be kept in custody until the end of the legal proceedings against them. […]

According to the indictment, Mu’taz Haj Mahmoud, Balal Jabari, Jamal Husseini and an unnamed minor prepared Molotov cocktails and threw them at Yushuvayev’s residence. […]

The indictment further alleges that the four were involved in additional arson attempts in the months preceding the incident.”

Given that the BBC – and not least its Jerusalem bureau staff – has spent ten months telling audiences about “tensions” in what it has described as “a politically contentious district in Jerusalem linked to the outbreak of the May war”, one would expect the firebombing of the home of a Jewish family in that neighbourhood to be considered newsworthy. However, as has been the case with additional news relating to Sheikh Jarrah (see ‘related articles’ below), once again we see that stories which do not fit the corporation’s chosen narrative do not receive coverage.

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3 Comments

  1. says: Grimey

    The BBC carefully garners every incident in Jerusalem or elsewhere in Israel – for an opportunity to deliberately distort – and show off Israel negatively to the world.
    Why Israel does not threaten to cancelthe BBC’s so-called “journalists”‘ licences is not understood.

  2. says: Suzanne Aladjem

    Remove those bigoted false journalists out of Israel, they distort facts and incite more anti Israel feelings.

  3. says: Neil C

    But if they did that Suzanne, they would immediately be castigated by the world’s media as covering up the truth by employing the same tactics as the Hamas and PA whose total censorship of the press reporting is second to none, threats and coercion to family by them are well documented. #defundthebbc

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