BBC NEWS COVERAGE OF TERRORISM IN ISRAEL – MAY 2024

The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks during May 2024 shows that throughout the month a total of 531 incidents took place in Judea & Samaria, Jerusalem and within the ‘green line’. The agency recorded 87 attacks with petrol bombs, 48 attacks using pipe bombs, four attacks using IEDs, 335 incidents of rock throwing, 20 shooting attacks, 31 arson attacks, one vehicular attack and five stabbing attacks.

75 attacks were thwarted throughout the month and 221 terror related arrests were made.

In addition, 452 missiles were launched into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip and 1,000 missiles were launched from Lebanon or Syria throughout May. (The ISA report does not include casualties from attacks related to Operation Swords of Iron.)

Three people were killed and twelve were injured in attacks in Judea & Samaria, Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’ during May.

A member of the security forces was seriously injured in a shooting attack during a counter-terrorism operation in Tulkarem on May 4th and died of his wounds several days later.

Two members of the security forces were killed in a vehicular attack near one of the entrances to Schem (Nablus) on May 29th. The perpetrator reportedly escaped and turned himself in to the Palestinian Authority police, only to be later released. That incident was given two sentences of coverage in a BBC News website report on a different topic:

“Two other soldiers were killed in a car-ramming attack near the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, it said. Security forces are searching for the driver.”

A member of the security forces was injured in a stabbing attack at Yitzhar junction near Huwara on May 16th  and on May 26th a civilian was wounded in a rock throwing attack in Huwara.

In late May several shooting attacks took place against communities within the ‘green line’. Hamas posted videos of its operatives firing at Bat Hefer from the Tulkarem region. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Jenin branch claimed responsibility for shooting attacks on Gan Ner. The BBC News website did not produce any coverage of those attacks.

During the first five months of 2024, the BBC News website reported 0.2% of the terror attacks which took place and 50% of the resulting fatalities.

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