On Friday, a twenty three-year old Israeli border policewoman was killed by a terrorist in Jerusalem.
And, true to form, the BBC managed, in the space of one headline, to transform the vicious Arab attackers into victims.
But PM Netanyahu called out the BBC for their bias, and the headline was changed. The BBC has also issued an apology.
The BBC on Sunday apologized for a headline it published when reporting on a Palestinian terror attack in Jerusalem on Friday, admitting that its focus on the three slain assailants, rather than the Israeli victim, was inappropriate.
“We accept that our original headline did not appropriately reflect the nature of the events and subsequently changed it,” BBC said in a statement. “Whilst there was no intention to mislead our audiences, we regret any offense caused.”
The British news service’s preliminary reporting on the attack, in which Border Police Staff Sgt. Hadas Malka, 23, was stabbed to death, was headlined “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem.”
The headline angered many in Israel, reportedly including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself….
The BBC headline was subsequently changed to “Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem.”
US President Donald Trump’s son Donald Jr. also called out the BBC for its headline.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 18, 2017