Two days after having refrained from reporting on a fatal terror attack near Dolev to its English language audiences the BBC also found fit to ignore another serious incident which took place on the morning of June 21st in Jerusalem.
“A Palestinian man stabbed and seriously injured an Israeli Border Police officer Sunday outside Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, police said. An officer on the scene shot the suspected assailant.
The suspect was identified as an 18-year-old Palestinian man from the West Bank, who was named by Arabic media as Yasser Yassin Tarwa of Hebron. He was seriously injured and sent to Hadassah Hospital.
The officer suffered multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest and was taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Hospital after receiving treatment on site. The man was on life support in serious condition.”
Whilst still in a very serious condition, the Border Police officer was said to be showing slight improvement 24 hours after the attack.
Although Hamas did not take responsibility for the attack, the terror organisation’s Qatar-based spokesman praised it and photographs of the attacker in Hamas garb circulated on social media.
“The Facebook page of Hamas website al-Resalah.net posted two photos of 18-year-old Yasser Yassin Tarwa from the town of Sa’ir near Hebron.
In one, Tarwa is seen wearing a Hamas scarf and headband, and camouflage pants.
In another, the Hebron Polytechnic student is seen displaying the green flag of his university’s Islamic bloc, his face painted in camouflage colors. […]
Hamas spokesman Hossam Badran said in a statement Sunday that the “heroic” attack was timed perfectly to coincide with the first anniversary of the killing of Palestinian teenager Muhammed Abu Khdeir by Jewish extremists.
“The operation sends a message of resistance to the occupation whereby resisting youth are able to defy the occupation and reach its soldiers even where they [the policemen] gather,” Badran wrote.”
Another of Hamas’ cadre of spokesmen praised the previous attack on June 19th:
““Congratulations to the modest arm in the West Bank which carried out the heroic attack against the settlers against the Zionists west of Ramallah on the anniversary of the martyring of Qassam [Brigades] heroes Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha,” wrote Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum on Saturday, referring to the killers of three Israeli teenagers last June. The two kidnappers were killed in a firefight with Israeli soldiers in September 2014, after a manhunt of several months.
“More of these quality, heroic operations rekindle the hope of our people and its faith in the spirit of jihad, after some have counted on its eradication.””
Later on the evening of June 21st a bus travelling near Geva Binyamin was attacked with firebombs and rocks and one man was injured.
The BBC’s audiences of course remain severely under-informed about the rise in terror attacks against Israelis and notably two fatal attacks which have taken place since the beginning of the year have both been ignored by BBC journalists reporting for the corporation’s English language services. Likewise, Hamas’ material and ideological support for acts of terror in Jerusalem and Judea & Samaria remains seriously under-reported by the BBC.