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Israelis outraged by BBC, Al Jazeera reporting of terrorist attacks

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) BBC News, long accused of anti-Israel bias, came under fire again on Oct. 4, after publishing a misleading headline on their website about a fatal stabbing attack in Jerusalem. The article that accompanied the headline reported on an incident Saturday evening in which a Palestinian terrorist murdered two Jewish Israelis and opened fire at security forces before he was shot dead by police. The BBC headline initially read, “Palestinian shot dead after Jerusalem attack kills two,” sidelining the deadly attack, and ignoring the fact that the Palestinian who was killed was its perpetrator. American Jewish journalist Jeffrey Goldberg referenced the headline on Twitter, commenting, “To be fair, it takes a great deal of creativity to come up with headlines like this one.”

The BBC amended the headline following an angry letter from Government Press Office head Nitzan Hen, but, according to reports, did not officially apologize to Israel for the error.

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