BBC NEWS COVERAGE OF TERRORISM IN ISRAEL – SEPTEMBER 2023

The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks during September 2023 shows that throughout the month a total of 301 incidents took place: 199 in Judea & Samaria and 23 in Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’. Seventy-nine incidents connected to violent rioting were recorded in the Gaza Strip sector.

In Judea & Samaria, Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’ the agency recorded 138 attacks with petrol bombs, 38 attacks using pipe bombs, 28 shooting attacks, seven arson attacks, four stabbing attacks and one vehicular attack.

In the Gaza Strip sector six shooting attacks and 73 attacks using pipe bombs were recorded.

Seven people were wounded in attacks during September.

One member of the security forces was wounded in a shooting attack at the Argaman Junction on September 5th.

A civilian was wounded in a stabbing attack at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City on September 6th and two civilians were wounded in a shooting attack near Huwara on September 12th.

A security guard was wounded in a stabbing attack at a light rail station in Jerusalem on September 21st and on the same day a security guard was injured in a vehicular attack at the Qalandiya crossing.

On September 24th a member of the security forces was injured in a shooting attack near Shuweika.

None of those attacks was reported on the BBC News website.

Three BBC News website reports relating to the Hamas instigated violent rioting on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip appeared throughout September:

Explosion near Gaza boundary wall kills five Palestinians discussed here

Six Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank and Gaza discussed here

Gaza-Israel tensions spiral amid closures and clashes discussed here

Those three reports include only vague, general references to the shooting and IED attacks, all of which are qualified by means of attribution to the “Israeli military”.

Throughout the first nine months of 2023 the BBC News website reported 2% of the terror attacks which actually took place (not including Operation Shield and Arrow) and 91% of the fatalities.

BBC News website coverage of Israel’s counter-terrorism operations continues to fail to adequately inform audiences how many of the Palestinian casualties were members of terrorist organisations and/or males involved in violence at the time.

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