Israel Slams BBC Headline On Gaza Flare-up As ‘Misrepresentation Of Reality’

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Israel issued a formal complaint over a BBC headline which referenced Gazans killed in an Israeli airstrike but omitted mention of a barrage of rocket fire on Israeli communities.

The article posted to BBC World news service Twitter feed was titled “Israeli air strikes ‘kill pregnant woman and baby’”, referencing the deaths of Enas Khammash, 23, and her 18-month-old daughter Bayan in an Israeli airstrike in Jafarawi in central Gaza overnight Thursday.

The headline gave no indication that the airstrike came in response to a barrage of some 180 rockets fired at Israeli communities, which injured at least 11 Israeli civilians including one woman who suffered “grave injuries”.

“@BBCWorld this is a formal complaint by @IsraelMFA. This title is a deliberate misrepresentation of reality ( that’s the polite equivalent of “ this is a LIE” if you don’t get it).” Emmanuel Nahshon wrote on Twitter, with a screen capture of the article posted to the BBC World Twitter feed.

“Israelis were targeted by Hamas and IDF acts to protect them. Change it IMMEDIATELY!!!”, Nahshon demanded.

Read more at i24NEWS.

{Matzav.com}

3 COMMENTS

  1. It is sad they blame a country the size of a very small state in US for all the worlds problems, as to say if this country would not be here the world would be at peace, but before Israel was declared a nation, there were still hate and wars, etc. etc., what was their excuse then. Yes I know it is always the Jews did it (Hebrews, Ivri, Jews)

  2. Why is Israel treating this situation like a joke – a child’s game? Every retaliation is a miniscule slap on a wrist. This time, IDF hits two Hammas positions. Big flipping deal. Why doesn’t Israel wipe out ALL of Hammas in Gaza? Why are they waiting?

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