No BBC reporting on weekend terror incidents

Late on the night of April 24th an incident took place at a checkpoint on Highway 1 leading into Jerusalem.

“Ali Said Abu Ranam, 16 years old from East Jerusalem, was shot dead after he attempted to stab a Border Police Officer with a butcher knife at a checkpoint near Ma’ale Adumim on Friday night.”No news

A police officer was wounded in rioting which followed the incident.

On April 25th another incident took place in Hebron.

“A Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli Border Police officer in the West Bank city of Hebron Saturday, inflicting moderate injuries. The alleged attacker, aged 20, was shot and wounded, and died of his injuries on the way to a hospital in Jerusalem.

Police said the officer, 19, was stabbed multiple times in the head, neck and chest at an army checkpoint near Hebron’s Tomb of the Patriarchs. A second soldier shot the attacker.”

Later the same evening three more police officers were injured in another attack.

“Three Israeli police officers were injured Saturday evening when struck by a car on the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem in what authorities suspect may have been a deliberate attack.

Magen David Adom paramedics said they treated a 20-year-old woman for moderate injuries, and a man and woman for minor injuries sustained after being struck by the vehicle. The three were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment. […]

Emergency responders were forced to flee the scene after rocks and Molotov cocktails were thrown at them.”

A suspect was later arrested.

Police are also investigating a suspected fire-bombing of a bus on Route 443 on the evening of April 25th.

None of the above was deemed newsworthy by the BBC.

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9 comments on “No BBC reporting on weekend terror incidents

  1. If the BBC failed to report the Fogel children infanticide -ie: 2 Palestinians entered their home and slit the throats of 3 children one was a baby of 4 months-
    Then reporting this has no parallel.

  2. Apparently nothing happened in Israel for the last week. The day remembering Israel’s war dead and victims of terrorism followed by Independence Day was similarly neglected. Perhaps the BBC was on holiday.

    Not sure that is a bad thing. In the case of the BBC ‘No news is good news’.

  3. The only coverage of this story I saw in the U. S. was, surprisingly, on the liberal “Huffington Post.” The story was brief but essentially reported the evets much as you synopsized them. What was interesting were the comments from readers – most of whom, without evidence to support their thesis, claimed that the Israeli Border Police had planted the knife on the 15 year old assailant after they had shot him. Others, of course, laid the blame squarely at the foot of the person who was responsible for this, former President George W. Bush.

    There’s no fixing dumb.

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