Friday, 18 August 2017

Acknowledging attacks on Israel, albeit only in passing

Acknowledging attacks on Israel, albeit only in passing, the BBC manage to mention that these attacks using vehicles started in Israel:

'Frank Gardner, BBC security correspondentThe practice of using a large vehicle as a weapon to attack pedestrians is not new. Palestinian militants have used it against Israelis, al-Qaeda encouraged its followers to do it seven years ago in its online magazine.'
But then the BBC list just the attacks in Europe:

'Europe's deadly vehicle attacks

  • Paris, 9 August 2017: A man rammed a BMW into a group of soldiers, injuring six
  • London, 19 June 2017: A man was killed in a van attack on Muslims outside a mosque in Finsbury Park
  • London, 3 June 2017: Eight people died when three jihadists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed passers-by
  • Stockholm, Sweden, 7 April 2017: Uzbek Rakhmat Akilov killed five people when he drove a lorry through a shopping area
  • London, 22 March 2017: Four people died when a car rammed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and the driver then stabbed to death a policeman
  • Berlin, Germany, 19 December 2016: Tunisian Anis Amri ploughed a truck into a Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz, killing 12 people
  • Nice, France, 14 July 2016: Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a truck into crowds on the Promenade des Anglais, killing 86 people on Bastille Day
  • France, December 2014: A van was driven into a Christmas market in Nantes and a car rammed pedestrians in Dijon, leaving more than 20 wounded'
Except they miss from that he list the murder of Lee Rigby in May 2013 which started with a car ramming and finished with a murderous stabbing.

They also miss the following attacks in Israel:

2008 Jerusalem vehicular attack, Israel (ramming people)
2008 Jerusalem bulldozer attack, Israel (ramming people)
2011 Tel Aviv nightclub attack, Israel (ramming and stabbing)
2014 Jerusalem tractor attack, Israel (ramming people and bus)
October 2014 Jerusalem vehicular attack, Israel (ramming people)
November 2014 Jerusalem vehicular attack, Israel (ramming and hitting with a metal crowbar)
2014 Alon Shvut stabbing attack, West Bank (failed ramming and stabbing)
2017 Jerusalem truck attack, Israel (ramming people)

Why do you think the BBC deliberately omit the attack on Lee Rigby and the many attacks in Israel? Narrative?

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