BBC News ignores missile attack from Sinai for fifth time this year

Late on the evening of October 15th residents of the Eshkol district in southern Israel had to scramble to their air-raid shelters after the alarm signalling incoming missiles was sounded.

“Two rockets were fired at southern Israel from the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday night, likely by an affiliate of the Islamic State terrorist group, the army said.

There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

The two rockets were aimed at the southern Eshkol region, an area that abuts both the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula, the army said.

A military spokesperson said one of them had been located in an open field near the communities of Magen and Ein Habasor, but that soldiers and police were still looking for the second.”

The second missile was later found to have landed in the nearby Gaza Strip and the following day the attack was claimed by the ISIS franchise operating in the Sinai Peninsula.

Like all the four previous missile attacks from Sinai this year, this one too was ignored by the BBC.

As can be seen in the table below (which relates only to missiles that landed in Israeli territory and does not include shortfalls or failed attacks), the BBC’s English language services have not reported any of the fourteen separate incidents of missile attacks by terrorist groups located either in the Gaza Strip or the Sinai Peninsula that have taken place since the beginning of 2017.

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6 comments on “BBC News ignores missile attack from Sinai for fifth time this year

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    • Complete bollocks. You know where a missile is going and it will kill a lot of people if aimed correctly.

      No-one knows where the rockets are going when fired at Israel.

      Fact is unfortunately unless people are killed few wants to know.

      What do you want the BBC to report. another was fires at Israel. Again no-one was hurt physically but its adds to psychological problems for some.

      Given that Israel’s army kills a lot more Palestinians this would mean a propaganda win for them if you tried this line of attack.

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