Since the beginning of December 2015 the BBC News website has published one report on the subject of the ongoing wave of terrorism against Israelis, according to watchdog group BBC Watch, despite attacks occurring on an almost daily basis.
That BBC article on 4 December came after a ten-day hiatus in reporting on terror attacks and was followed by a further period in which the BBC refrained from covering any of the terror attacks which took place. According to BBC Watch, which monitors BBC coverage of Israel for inaccuracy and impartiality, this also included the vehicular attack in Jerusalem on Monday that was later claimed by Hamas.
A terrorist from East Jerusalem plowed his car into a group of Israeli civilians at a bus stop at the entrance to Jerusalem injuring 14 people. A 15-month-old baby was badly hurt, and two other people were moderately hurt, one of them a woman in her 70s. The infant’s mother was also among the injured, Times of Israel reported
Police named the terrorist as Abed el-Muhsen Hassuna, a 21-year-old resident of the neighborhood of Beit Hanina. He was shot dead as he tried to exit the car. A new axe and a new screwdriver were found in the vehicle.
A stoning attack on the same day in which three people were wounded was also apparently ignored. BBC Watch also cites further acts of terrorism which the BBC has not found it necessary to report since the beginning of December also include:
- Attempted stabbings at Gush Etzion junction and near Einav on 1 December.
- A shooting attack at the Hizme checkpoint and a stabbing attack in Jerusalem on 3 December.
- A combined vehicular and stabbing attack in Jerusalem on 6 December.
- A shooting attack from the Gaza Strip and a stabbing in Hebron on 7 December.
- A stabbing attack in Hebron and a shooting attack near Avnei Hefetz on 9 December.
- A vehicular attack by a Hamas operative near Beit Arye on 10 December.
- An attempted vehicular attack near Halhul and a shooting attack at the Jalame crossing on 11 December.
- An attempted stabbing attack in Kiryat Arba and a missile attack from the Gaza Strip on 13 December.
Hadar Sela of BBC Watch, says the corporation is clearly not fulfilling the pledge made to its funding public “to keep them in touch with what is going on in the world, giving insight into the way people live in other countries”.
Christians United for Israel (Sourced: BBC Watch)