After two Palestinian terrorists attacked innocent Israeli civilians in Tel Aviv’s busy Sarona market on Wednesday night, which resulted in at least four deaths and several serious injuries, foreign media outlets feigned confusion over the facts even though Israeli media outlets were already reporting the details within minutes after the attack.
The foreign media outlets in Israel are notoriously biased against Israel and often misrepresent the facts in their reportage of events in the region. Here’s a first look at some of the media’s intentional mess-ups in the initial aftermath of the most recent Palestinian terror attack in Tel Aviv.
Having quoted Israeli police and eyewitnesses describing a terrorist attack, the BBC still couldn’t figure out who might be responsible.
“It is not clear who carried out the attack. However, there has been a rise in Palestinian attacks on Israelis since last year, with a series of shootings, stabbings and car rammings.”
Could there possibly be a link between this attack and those from the past several months that have been perpetrated by Palestinians?
Trust the BBC not to correctly add 2+2.
Still, while the BBC had difficulty figuring out this one attack, Sky News questioned Palestinian responsibility for every terror attack.
“Since October, 31 Israelis and two Americans have been killed in attacks allegedly [emphasis added] carried out by Palestinians.”
The terror attack took place in the Sarona market, which happens to be located near the Israeli Defense Ministry and Kiryah military headquarters.
Despite the fact that this was clearly a terrorist attack against a civilian target, the Daily Telegraph‘s headline stressed the incidental proximity to the Defense Ministry at the expense of the actual location of the attack.
All too often, the location of a terrorist attack, be it in Judea and Samaria or at a military base, is used by the media to explain away or even justify Palestinian violence even when the victims are Israeli civilians.
Let it be absolutely clear. This latest terror attack targeted civilians and not security personnel.
As The Jerusalem Post reported, CNN inspired outrage with its headline when it put the word “terrorists” in quotations on its Facebook page. Additionally, the news agency failed to mention terrorism even once in the article reporting the attack.
The Independent, however, got its geography completely wrong. Its headline referred to the Tel Aviv attack taking place in the “Israeli capital.”
HonestReporting prompted a swift correction.
While it was later amended, if you ever wanted proof that RT (formerly Russia Today), the Kremlin propaganda outfit, is anything but a serious news outlet, this headline offered definitive proof.
Once again, the foreign media has demonstrated its anti-Israel bias and disinterest in reporting the truth accurately.