BBC NEWS COVERAGE OF TERRORISM IN ISRAEL – APRIL 2024

The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks during April 2024 shows that throughout the month a total of 513 incidents took place in Judea & Samaria, Jerusalem and within the ‘green line’. The agency recorded 72 attacks with petrol bombs, 55 attacks using pipe bombs, one attack using an IED, 321 incidents of rock throwing, 23 shooting attacks, 32 arson attacks, two vehicular attacks and six stabbing attacks.

64 attacks were thwarted throughout the month and 262 terror related arrests were made.

In addition, 113 missiles were launched into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip and 744 missiles were launched from Lebanon or Syria throughout April, including on Passover eve. (The ISA report does not include casualties from attacks related to Operation Swords of Iron.)

One person was murdered and 28 were injured in attacks in Judea & Samaria, Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’ during April.

On April 3rd five members of the police force were wounded – one seriously – in a combined vehicular and stabbing attack near Kochav Yair. On April 7th a shooting attack on vehicles travelling on Route 55 near Nabi Ilyas resulted in injuries to one member of the security forces and one civilian. A bomb was subsequently found in the perpetrator’s car and the attack was later claimed by Hamas.

On April 12th 14-year-old Binyamin Achimeir was murdered near the Malachei Hashalom farm. The BBC News website published several reports relating to that attack and subsequent events:

REVIEWING THREE BBC REPORTS ABOUT A TERROR ATTACK

On April 22nd three civilians were wounded in a vehicular attack in Jerusalem. On April 26th a woman was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in Ramle, which was mentioned on the BBC News website in a report that was amended to remove a reference to terror:

BBC NEWS AMENDS REPORT TO REMOVE THE WORD TERRORIST

On April 30th a member of the security forces was injured in a stabbing attack carried out by a Turkish national in the Old City of Jerusalem. That incident did not receive any coverage on the BBC News website.

During the first four months of 2024, the BBC News website reported 0.25% of the terror attacks which took place and 46% of the resulting casualties.

Related Articles:

BBC NEWS COVERAGE OF TERRORISM IN ISRAEL – MARCH 2024

More from Hadar Sela
The BBC, complaints, corrections and accountability
Readers may recall that a BBC Radio 4 News bulletin from December...
Read More
Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *