British Media Ignores Israeli Victim of Terror Attack, Glorifies Flotilla Members


malachi rosenfeldBy Adam Levick

Late last Monday night, two terrorists driving in a car with Palestinian license plates opened fire on an Israeli vehicle on the Alon road, near the West Bank settlement of Shilo. At least 15 bullets hit the vehicle. The four young men in the car were traveling home from a basketball game. Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, 25, succumbed to his wounds at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

The three others were wounded in the assault.

Yet, the Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, Financial Times, and Times of London all entirely ignored the story.

Despite failing to cover the deadly June 29 terror attack, several of these publications found time to report on another evidently more important incident from that day. The Guardian, Independent, and Telegraph all covered the latest flotilla to Gaza – the group of radical activists trying to breach Israel’s legal naval blockade of the territory who, despite their putative ‘humanitarian concerns,’ inexplicably brought almost no actual aid on board their vessels.

Over the last ten days, two Israelis (Rosenfeld and 25-year-old Danny Gonen) have been killed, and several others injured, in a string of 11 terrorist attacks or attempted terrorist attacks in the West Bank.

Adam Levick is the managing editor of UK Media Watch, an affiliate of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA).

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