Thursday, 9 August 2018

Israel lodges formal complaint over BBC coverage of Gaza violence

'Israel's Foreign Ministry on Thursday morning accused the BBC of deliberately lying about the recent violence in Gaza and southern Israel, demanding it change a headline that said Israel killed a pregnant woman and her child in Gaza, but omitting the Palestinian rocket fire at Israeli civilians that preceded Israel's retaliatory airstrikes.

Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon said he asked Israel's embassy in London to file a written complaint against the broadcaster.

Replying to a tweet linking to a BBC article entitled, "Israeli air strikes 'kill pregnant woman and baby,'" Nahshon replied by saying that this headline was "deliberately misleading!!! Israel reacted following the launching of over 100 rockets at Southern Israel, targeting and injuring civilians. Change it immediately!!!"'

More here at The Times Of Israel but obviously no coverage on the institutionally anti Israel BBC. Lots more vilifying of Israel all over the BBC. 

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