Another vehicular terror attack ignored by BBC News

Last Thursday afternoon – May 14th – four Israeli civilians aged between 16 and 25 were injured when a driver rammed a stolen vehicle into the bus stop near Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion at which they were waiting.

By the evening of the same day the driver had been arrested and it had become clear that the incident was a terror attack.No news

“The suspect was named by the Shin Bet security service as Muhammed Arfaaya, a 22-year-old resident of Hebron. […]

The Shin Bet said that Arfaaya was released from Israeli prison last year, after he served a sentence for carrying a weapon and throwing stones.

According to the Shin Bet, Arfaaya claimed nationalistic motives drove him to hurt the Israelis. The agency was also looking into whether the suspect was incited by calls on social networks to carry out attacks against Israelis.”

Like numerous other recent attacks, this incident was not reported by the BBC.

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10 comments on “Another vehicular terror attack ignored by BBC News

  1. Propaganda by omission again; the BBC’s Jew-hate tool of choice. Remember the 2011 Vogel family massacre in which the baby was beheaded, also went unreported by the BBC.
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4041237,00.html

    Instead, last night BBC TV viewers were given a BBC Films 2008 piece of Holocaust-trivialising fiction, “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.” This ridiculous film attempted to portray the eight-year-old son of the Auschwitz commandant being gassed with the inmates by mistake. All was played in impeccable English accents, with not one Jewish actor in sight.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_in_the_Striped_Pyjamas_%28film%29

    • “…with not one Jewish actor in sight.”

      Actually, FWIW, Duvid, I think Vera Farmiga’s husband is Jewish. But why does any of that matter ANYWAY? Surely you don’t believe that Jewish characters MUST be played by Jews (any more than they must NOT be).

      Got a problem w/ the fact that the model who posed for Michelangelo’s “David” was very clearly NOT a ‘member of the tribe’??? (I grant you that the maestro COULD have cleared up that little detail in the final product — but surely you wouldn’t have required him to start over from scratch with a “pre-sculpted” model; yes? no? maybe?)

      • Hi Martha.

        Jewish actors tend to help verisimilitude in films with Jewish themes.

        That is why, although Dame Helen Mirren turned in a workwoman-like performance in “Woman in Gold”, (another BBC Film recently released with BBC culture chief Alan Yentob as co-producer), for Duvidl the whole film lacked authenticity because her half-German accent was not good enough and her mannerisms neither American, German nor Jewish. In fact they were plain British.

        Conversely, Ron Moody as Fagin in “Oliver” contributed in no small part to making the film a raging success, whereas if they had cast Sir Bruce Forsyth, who was in the running, Duvidl is sure the film would have been poorer for it.

        More to the point, the corrupt Isra-hating BBC finds it acceptable to show its own old fictionalised movie misrepresentations of the Holocaust rather than reporting recent murders and attacks on real Jews.

        • “For Duvidl the whole film lacked authenticity because her half-German accent was not good enough and her mannerisms neither American, German nor Jewish. In fact they were plain British.

          “Conversely, Ron Moody as Fagin in ‘Oliver’ contributed in no small part to making the film a raging success, whereas if they had cast Sir Bruce Forsyth, who was in the running, Duvidl is sure the film would have been poorer for it.”

          Yes, but the question remains whether this is properly attributable more to the BACKGROUNDS of the respective performers — or their SKILLS.

          • True, but surely even without great skill, an actor of a particular background is more likely to give a credible performance of a character with a similar background.

            Thus, Duvidl suspended his disbelief more willingly when comedian Lenny Henry played Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice at Trafalgar Studios (formerly the Whitehall Theatre) in London, than when many white actors have played the part wearing black make-up.

            By the same token one does not see many TV repeats of the once-popular 1978 “Black and White Minstrel Show”. This is not because of performing skills, but simply because today’s British audiences do not like white singers with blacked-up faces pretending to be black singers. The same applies to Al Jolson, the son of a synagogue cantor, singing “Mammy” with his face painted black. However, Paul Robeson singing “Ol’ Man River” in 1936 is quite the reverse, since he had great skill and the right background.

  2. After the latest vehicular attack the BBC goes out of its way to defend the would be killer, after reporting it at the very end of a separate report (my emphasis):
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-32807783

    In a separate development on Wednesday, Israeli police said they had shot dead a Palestinian man in East Jerusalem after he swerved his vehicle towards a group of police officers. Two officers were slightly injured, and taken to hospital.

    Following the shooting in the al-Tur district, Palestinians threw rocks at police. One eyewitness said the driver had tried to swerve to avoid hitting pedestrians.

    Meanwhile…
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4659444,00.html

    The driver had been traveling from the direction of the Augusta Victoria area, when he spotted the group of Border Police, who were conducting security checks. He appears to have veered off the road towards the group in order to carry out the attack.

    An initial investigation shows that the driver identified the group of police officers and tried to run them over. After the attack, he tried to “confirm the kill” by reversing back over the wounded officers. He was then shot by police.

    and…
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/2-cops-injured-in-suspected-jerusalem-car-ramming-attack-in/

    The driver was shot by police and critically wounded after he tried to back up and run over the injured officers again, police said.

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