BBC NEWS COVERAGE OF TERRORISM IN ISRAEL – MARCH 2022

The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during March 2022 shows that throughout the month a total of 190 incidents took place: 161 in Judea & Samaria and 29 in Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’.

In Judea & Samaria, Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’ the agency recorded 131 attacks with petrol bombs, 17 attacks using pipe bombs, fourteen shooting attacks, sixteen arson attacks, seven stabbing attacks and one vehicular attack. No attacks were recorded in the Gaza Strip sector during March.

Eleven people were murdered and twenty-seven wounded in attacks that took place during March.

On March 2nd a civilian was stabbed in Hizme and on March 3rd another civilian was stabbed in the same location. The suspected perpetrator was later arrested.

On March 6th two members of the security forces were wounded in a stabbing attack at Lions Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

On March 7th two members of the security forces were wounded in a stabbing attack near Temple Mount. Hamas claimed the terrorist as a member.

On March 8th two members of the security forces were injured in a vehicular attack in in Silat al-Harithiya.

On March 19th a civilian was wounded in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem.

On March 20th a member of the security forces was wounded in a stabbing attack in Ras al Amud in Jerusalem.

None of the above attacks received any coverage on the BBC News website.

On March 22nd four civilians were murdered and two civilians were wounded in a stabbing and vehicular attack in Be’er Sheva. The BBC News website’s report on that attack does not identify the victims.

The same report briefly alludes to “a spate of stabbings by Palestinians of Israelis in recent weeks” and “the third attack of its kind since Saturday” without providing any details.

On March 27th two members of the security forces were killed and five people wounded in a shooting attack in Hadera which was reported by the BBC News website.

On March 29th four civilians and one policeman were murdered and ten people were wounded in a shooting attack in Bnei Brak which was covered on the BBC News website.

A stabbing attack which took place in Gush Etzion on the last day of the month was mentioned in a report on a different topic.

In conclusion, visitors to the BBC News website throughout March saw coverage of three fatal terror attacks (which were not described as such in the BBC’s own words) and just one of the larger number of non-fatal attacks. In the first quarter of 2022, the BBC News website reported 0.97% of the terror attacks which actually took place and all of the fatalities.

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