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In April, BBC Reports Less Than 1% of Terror Attacks in Israel

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A BBC screenshot.

A BBC screenshot.

The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during April 2016, shows that throughout the month, a total of 115 incidents took place: 75 in Judea and Samaria, 35 in Jerusalem, two inside the “green line,” and three incidents originating from the Gaza Strip.

April marked the first month since September 2015 in which no deaths occurred as a result of Palestinian terror attacks. Eighteen people were injured: sixteen in the April 18th bus bombing in Jerusalem, one in a stabbing attack in Rosh HaAyin on April 3; also, on the same day, a policeman was injured by a firebomb in Issawiya.

The BBC News website covered the bus bombing on April 18 in Jerusalem — albeit with a notable absence of use of the word ‘terror’ — and also produced a follow-up article three days later.

Among the attacks that did not receive any coverage by BBC News at the time were a stabbing in Rosh HaAyin on April 3, a stone-throwing attack on a vehicle travelling near Huwara on April 5, an IED attack on the Gaza Strip border on April 8, an attempted stabbing at Qalandiya checkpoint on April 27, and an attempted stabbing near Beit Horon on April 28.

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In conclusion, the BBC covered one terror attack against Israelis in April 2016: 0.86% of the total. Since the beginning of the year, the BBC News website has reported 4.8% of the terror attacks that have taken place. Further, none of the missile fire from the Gaza Strip has been reported in the English language.


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