BBC News coverage of terrorism in Israel – May 2017

The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during May 2017 shows that throughout the month a total of 144 incidents took place: 113 in Judea & Samaria, twenty-nine in Jerusalem, one inside the ‘green line’ and one attack from the Sinai Peninsula.

The agency recorded 121 attacks with petrol bombs, 11 attacks using explosive devices, one stabbing, three shooting attacks and six arson attacks in Judea & Samaria and Jerusalem. Also recorded were one stabbing attack in Netanya and one missile attack from Sinai.  

Two people – both members of the security forces – were wounded in attacks during May.

The BBC News website did not cover any of the terror attacks that took place during that month.

The attacks ignored by the BBC include an attempted IED attack on May 10th, a stabbing in Jerusalem on May 13th, a stabbing in Netanya on May 23rd and a missile attack from Sinai on the Eshkol district on the same day.

Since the beginning of 2017 the BBC’s English language services have not reported any of the nine incidents of missile attacks that have taken place.

Since the beginning of the year the BBC News website has reported 0.51% of the total terror attacks that have taken place.

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BBC News ignores terror attacks on pensioners in Rishon Lezion and Netanya

On the morning of November 2nd a terrorist, together with an accomplice, tried to stab an Israeli soldier at the Jalame (Gilboa) crossing north of Jenin. Later on in the day five Palestinians from Hebron were arrested when an IED was found in the vehicle in which they were travelling.

In the afternoon, a terrorist from Hebron stabbed three people – including an elderly woman – in Rishon Lezion.map Rishon

“Two people — a man in his 40s and a woman in her 80s — were in serious condition, the Magen David Adom rescue service said. The third victim, 26, was lightly hurt.

The attacker, identified by authorities as a 19-year-old Palestinian man from Hebron, stabbed the 40-year-old man from behind on a bus on Tarmab Street, got off the bus and ran to the adjacent Herzl Street, where he stabbed the elderly woman and the young man.”

In the early evening of the same day, another senior citizen was stabbed by a terrorist in Netanya.

“An Israeli man, 71, was very seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in Netanya early Monday evening.

Witnesses said the victim bled profusely from a single stab wound. He was evacuated by Magen David Adom paramedics to the city’s Laniado Hospital.

The attacker was confirmed by police as a 23-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank city of Tulkarem, which lies just ten miles east of Netanya. He was shot by a police officer, reportedly while attempting to flee the scene.”

None of those incidents received any coverage whatsoever on the BBC News website.

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