Guardian’s Jerusalem reporter has ignored months of Palestinian terror

The Guardian’s new Jerusalem correspondent, Bethan McKernan, began her assignment in early December, 2021.

Here is a list of terror attacks which resulted in injury or death since that time:


Dec. 4: A 20 year old Israeli man was seriously injured after being stabbed multiple times by a Palestinian in Jerusalem.

Dec. 6th: An Israeli security guard was seriously wounded in a car-ramming attack at the Te’enim Checkpoint in the West Bank.

Dec. 16th: Palestinians ambushed a car driving near Homesh in the West BankYehuda Dimentman, 25, was killed and two other Israelis wounded.

Dec. 18th: A 38-year-old Israeli was injured in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian woman near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Dec. 21st: A 14 year old Palestinian girl stabbed an Israeli woman, 26-year-old Moriah Cohen, several times in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Dec. 29th: An Israeli civilian was injured by sniper fire from terrorists in Gaza.


Jan. 11: An Israeli soldier was moderately wounded by a Palestinian car-ramming attack near the Halamish settlement

Feb. 6: A 91 year old Holocaust survivor died of wounds suffered by a Gaza rocket attack fired during last year’s war.

March 2: a 48-year-old Jewish Israeli man was moderately hurt in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian assailant in the West Bank town of Hizme.

March 3: A Jewish Israeli man in his 40s was moderately hurt after apparently being stabbed in Hizme

March 6: two policemen were wounded in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian assailant nearby in Jerusalem’s Old City

March 7: Two police officers were moderately hurt in a Palestinian stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City

March 19: an Israeli man was stabbed by and lightly hurt by a Palestinian man when he was out jogging on Jerusalem’s Hebron Road.

March 20:, Two Israeli police officers were hurt in a Palestinian stabbing attack in East Jerusalem’s Ras al-Amud neighborhood,

March 22: Four Israeli civilians were killed and two others wounded in a ramming and stabbing attack in Beersheba by an Arab Israeli.

(*These are merely the attacks which resulted in an injury or fatality.  From December through February, Israel’s Security Agency has documented hundreds of ‘unsuccessful’ attacks in Judea and Samaria.)

In all of McKernan’s reports since early December, the only time she even mentioned any of these attacks was in a Dec. 19th article about Israeli settler violence. The two sentences were buried in the 13th paragraph of the 1545 word article:

The Palestinians can also turn to violence. Earlier this week, gunmen ambushed a car with Israeli license plates as it left Homesh in the northern West Bank, killing a 25-year-old and wounding two others.

So, since Dec. 1st, 2021, the Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent has devoted 34 words, in total, to the issue of Palestinian terror over the course of 15 terror events.  Further, though, in previous years, the Guardian would sometimes publish wire service reports (from AP, AFP or Reuters) on Palestinian terror attacks if their Jerusalem correspondent wasn’t available at the time, no such wire service reports on the terror incidents listed above were published.

As we observed in a post in December, we’ve written about McKernan for years prior to her Guardian appointment – when she was the Middle East correspondent for the Independent, and we documented her egregious pro-Palestinian bias.  The recent failure of McKernan and her editors to report on Palestinian terrorism – and the impact such racist-inspired violence has on Israeli-Palestinian relations – is another reflection of the Guardian’s institutional hostility to Israel and (at best) indifference to antisemitism.

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  1. says: Neil C

    Sorry but the uneducated and biased reporters such as McKernan, will remain so until the Grauniad tires of her and her spots will never change. These bigots are educated at university to hate Israel then hand picked for these assignments regardless of where they have previously worked. #journalismis dead

  2. says: Grimey

    The Grauniad is a trade-union puppet rag, edited by woke lefties such as Katharine Viner, with a loss-making circulation of circa 100,000 – hell-bent on following Labour antisemitism and trying to demonise Israel. Fortunately, its views are disregarded by the average news-reading public who can see through their reporting lies and omissions.

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