More changes to BBC website article on Route 35 terror attack

Since the appearance of our post yesterday evening regarding the BBC’s treatment of the terror attack on April 14th in which Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi was killed and his wife and son injured as they travelled to a family holiday meal, the BBC’s report on the subject has undergone further changes, including a new title.later vers route 35 attack art

The report now appears on the Middle East page of the BBC News website under the title “Middle East peace talks meeting postponed after killing” and readers can view all the changes which have been made to the report since its initial publication at around 22:35 GMT/UCT on April 15th (approximately 28 hours after the terror attack took place) here.

In the original version of the report a mere thirty-four words were used to inform BBC audiences about the terror attack on the family and the victim remained unnamed in the first two versions of the article – despite that information having been available since the late evening of April 15th. In the report’s latest version, the attack is described as follows in non-consecutive paragraphs appearing throughout the piece. [all emphasis added]

“A meeting between Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators has been postponed in the wake of a killing of an Israeli in the West Bank. […]

Israeli officials declined to give a reason, but the shooting of an off-duty policeman on Monday has caused outrage. […]

The official declined to explain the decision, but said Monday’s killing of Baruch Mizrahi, a high-ranking officer in Israeli police intelligence, had been the “direct result of ongoing incitement and glorification of terrorism that we see in the official Palestinian media and education system”. […]

Israeli security forces are still hunting for the gunman who opened fire on Mr Mizrahi’s car outside Hebron. His wife and child were also wounded.”

In other words, the BBC has still not adequately clarified to its audiences the fact that this was a terror attack, with the only reference to terrorism coming in the form of a quotation from an unidentified Israeli official. Once again, no mention is made of the praise for the attack issued by Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Additionally, the report’s latest version continues to promote to BBC audiences the misleading notion of six-month-old building tenders as a reason for the collapse of negotiations and introduces the subject of the deduction of debt payments from tax transfers, but again without fully clarifying the issue to readers.

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4 comments on “More changes to BBC website article on Route 35 terror attack

  1. Although initially, I could not believe the photo with the story, that picture of a Palestinian waving a flag is actually helpful to understanding the murder of an Israeli.

  2. The headline the BBC use on their MidEast webpage is: Mid-East peace talks meeting delayed, so clearly trying to avoid mention of this attack. Even the actual headline on the article itself is Middle East peace talks meeting postponed after killing, again avoids stating by whom and of whom. It’s inconceivable that if it was Palestinians that would have been killed by Israel that there wouldn’t be a dedicated article to this effect, and stated quite clearly in the headline.

    A family have lost their father, and the mother and one of the children injured by a terrorist attack, but the BBC show no compassion at all, which is typical of their anti-Israel bias.

    Passing over the gravity of this murder is the insidious BBC interpretation of the Pesach festival.

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