100% of missile fire from Gaza Strip in May ignored by BBC

On May 1st a missile fired from the Gaza Strip landed in the Eshkol region of the Western Negev. Further missile hits took place on May 23rd in the Sha’ar HaNegev area and on the night of May 31st again in Eshkol. Additionally, several incidents of warning sirens sounding but no impact site found (often meaning that missiles were fired but fell short) also occurred throughout the month.

Eshkol region, Western Negev

Eshkol region, Western Negev

None of the above terror attacks against Israeli civilians were reported by the BBC.

Also in the southern sector, an improvised explosive device was activated against Israeli troops patrolling the border on May 21st and shots were fired at a similar patrol on May 23rd.

The discovery of a plot to kidnap Israeli soldiers orchestrated by Palestinian prisoners was made public in May, as was the arrest of a former prisoner from Jenin in connection with an attempted kidnapping in the Galilee.

“According to a Shin Bet statement, Murad Mahmoud Hassan Ali Hassin, 25, admitted he had entered a home in Avtalion on April 19 armed with a knife, in an attempt to kidnap one of the household’s members.

Hassin said he planned to use the kidnapped individual as a bargaining chip for the release of Palestinian prisoners.

His attempt proved unsuccessful as he was chased out by the owner of the home.

During his investigation, Hassin, who served two years in an Israeli prison for a failed stabbing attack on an IDF soldier, further confessed to hurling Molotov cocktails at passing vehicles near Avtalion in the days following the kidnapping attempt.”

Numerous incidents of shooting and stone-throwing at Israeli vehicles took place in Judea & Samaria and Jerusalem, with several Israelis and one Palestinian man injured. On May 30th a suicide bomber was apprehended at Tapuach Junction and the explosives he was carrying on his person safely detonated.

“A 20-year-old Palestinian from the Nablus region arrived Friday a little after 10 am at the flashpoint Tapuach Junction, he was spotted by Border Guard forces and raised their suspicions because he was wearing a coat despite the intense heat.

The forces ordered him to halt and take off his coat, at which point he informed them that he was carrying a bomb.”

At least one BBC journalist was aware of that incident but, like the rest of the above security incidents and terror attacks throughout May, it too was ignored by the BBC meaning that the corporation’s audiences remain unaware of vital information necessary for them to be able to “participate in the global debate on significant international issues” as pledged by the BBC.

Shuval tweet Tapuach junc

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A round-up of BBC reporting of security incidents in March 2014

90% of missile attacks from Gaza Strip in February ignored by the BBC

75% of January terror activity on Israel’s southern borders ignored by BBC

Review of the BBC’s reporting of security incidents in Judea & Samaria in January

80% of December missile attacks from Gaza Strip ignored by BBC

One hundred and sixteen stories the BBC chose not to tell


3 comments on “100% of missile fire from Gaza Strip in May ignored by BBC

  1. Problems and problems created by that coward netanyahou are heaping up and up! Will he leave like his boss obamama only when everything has been wiped off or burnt down? he and his boss will be able then to set up a company they will call “terminator and co.” probably.

  2. Attackers Of Israel Still Trying To Get BBC’s Attention

    Jenin, June 3 – Palestinian gunmen and would-be suicide bombers expressed their frustration today at the British Broadcasting Corporation, which appears to be ignoring every single one of their recent attempts to attack Israelis with lethal force.

    The BBC has not reported any of the rockets launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip in the last month, and gave no coverage of either of the attacks on IDF soldiers at checkpoints this week. Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other terrorist organizations that the BBC insists on calling “militants” aired their disappointment in a joint statement, calling on the company to give their efforts due attention.

    “We cannot sow terror and fear amid the infidel West if their leading news organization does not depict our activities as sowing such fear and terror,” said the statement. “Yes, we are militant, but so is everyone else. Our claim to fame is our methodology of terrorism, and it is simply demeaning to omit that element of our essence.”

    “While we acknowledge the sympathy the BBC evidently feels for the Palestinian people, it is mistaken in thinking that we appreciate being portrayed as helplessly oppressed,” the statement continued. “On the contrary, we wish them to proclaim loud and clear that we take any means necessary to remove the Western presence from our midst, from the river to the sea.” The statement lamented the extra effort that is necessary to increase the fear and revulsion that would be engendered in the West if the BBC were to report the attacks as important in their own right, and not simply wait for incidents that could be easily twisted to represent naked Israeli aggression.

    Even when they do occasionally report Palestinian-instigated violence, say Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the BBC fails to convey the information that would evoke the right feelings. As an example they gave the fatal shooting attack on Passover of an off-duty Israeli policeman on his way to a Seder. The BBC identified him primarily by his role as a policeman, whereas in reality that was incidental to his being targeted; he was in a civilian car, in civilian clothes, with his family, and the shooters were unaware of his day job. Such a portrayal, they said, detracts from the desired emotional response in the viewer, making him think the incident nothing more than a scuffle between paramilitary units, when in fact it is intended to make BBC viewers personally wary of ever crossing an Islamist.

    Similarly, they pointed to IDF soldiers shooting at Palestinian youths, neglecting to mention that the troops are responding to the youths throwing stones and Molotov cocktails, often at passing Israeli motorists. Such an incomplete depiction makes the BBC audience dismiss the encounters as unfortunate, but distant, when in fact they are calculated to strike existential fear in the heart of the infidel.

    A BBC spokesman was puzzled by the allegations. “You mean Jews are being targeted? Where did you hear such a thing?”

    “When it hurts, laugh”
    – Traditional Jewish wisdom

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