BBC News Host Demands Israeli Minister Hide Photo of Worshiper Slain in Terror Massacre (VIDEO)
A BBC News presenter censored Israeli Economy Minister, Naftali Bennett, during a live interview on Tuesday when he held up a photo of a victim of Tuesday’s mass terror attack at a Jerusalem synagogue.
At least four Jewish worshipers were killed, and at least four are in critical or serious condition, in the wake of the attack at the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue in the capital’s Har Nof neighborhood.
Israeli Police said two Arab residents of the city Jabal Mukabar neighborhood entered at about 07:00 a.m., and then opened fire with weapons and struck worshipers with a meat cleaver and knives.
Indicting the Palestinian Authority (PA) for ongoing incitement leading up to the attack, Bennett charged that PA President Mahmoud Abbas, “…himself, incites, tells the the Arabs, ‘take arms, fight the Jews…'” and then held up a photo of a victim, laying dead on the floor of the synagogue, still wrapped in his prayer shawl and leather straps of his phylacteries (see photo).
The presenter immediately broke in, however saying, “…sorry, we don’t want to actually see that picture… please take that down.”
Bennett continued holding up the photo, saying, “this individual came this morning to pray, just like many Muslims, many Jews, came to pray this morning.
“The Muslims came home safe, but four Jews will never come home again,” Bennett asserted, over the protestations of the host.
On Facebook, Jonathan Sacerdoti of the UK’s Campaign Against Antisemitism slammed the BBC for its double standard on Israel. “BBC, which was happy to show dead kids in Gaza all summer, declares ‘we don’t want to actually see that picture… Take that down’ as Israeli minister shows them butchered Jewish worshiper killed this morning,” Sacerdoti wrote.
Watch the clip:
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