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Jerusalem - Israel Slams BBC 'Misleading' Reporting On Gaza Rockets

Published on: August 9, 2018 08:10 AM
By: Jerusalem Post
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Screen capture of a headline and article on the BBC homepage which prompted a complaint from Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon, August 9, 2018. (Twitter)Screen capture of a headline and article on the BBC homepage which prompted a complaint from Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon, August 9, 2018. (Twitter)

Jerusalem - The Israeli Foreign Ministry filed a formal complaint to the BBC about its reporting on the violence in the south Thursday.

A BBC headline stated “Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel,” quoting the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry. The article’s subheadline said “militants… fired dozens of rockets,” when the count had gone up to over 150. Its tweet leading to the article reads: “Israeli air strikes ‘kill woman and toddler.’

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon responded on twitter: “Your title is deliberately misleading!!! Israel reacted following the launching of over 100 rockets at Southern Israel , targeting and injuring civilians. Change it immediately!!!”

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An hour later, with the article unchanged, Nahshon tweeted that he is making a formal complaint.

“This title is a deliberate misrepresentation of reality (that’s the polite equivalent of ‘this is a LIE’, if you don’t get it),” Nahshon wrote. “Israelis were targeted by Hamas and IDF acts to protect them. Change it IMMEDIATELY!!!”

The BBC later changed its online headline to “Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit,” but left the tweet up.

The Israeli Embassy to the UK filed a formal complaint to the BBC.

“The headline is back-to-front,” embassy spokesman Udi Avivi wrote. “Hamas struck Israel before Israel responded with air strikes. Therefore, I would ask for the headline to be corrected according to the order in which the events occurred.”


As for the tweet, Avivi pointed out that “Hamas fired over 70 missiles into Israel, injuring 23 people. Dozens of villages were targeted. Thousands of families spent the night in bomb shelters.”

“Disappointingly, none of these facts are deemed relevant for BBC World on Twitter,” he added.

Nahshon told The Jerusalem Post: “We demand that they change the tweet, even if that means deleting it and putting up a new one,” he said.
Others on twitter responded to Nahshon with more examples of similar news coverage, such as an account called “Dutch people supporting Israel,” which sent an article from Dutch news site AD, with the headline: “Three dead by Israeli attack on Gaza, pregnant woman with child one of the victims.”



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 Aug 09, 2018 at 08:19 AM Educated Archy Says:

Tricky yoni or whatever wacky Yoni's new screen name is . Take heed . The media is the enemy of the Jewish people . Fake fake news . Never again will Jewish blood be cheapened by the intellectual elites of our society .

Please refer to my comment in the prior vin article articulating this concept even more leghnthly

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 08:22 AM judith Says:

Fake news at its best.

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 08:34 AM ALTERG4 Says:

Israel are busy with stupid twitter nonsense,
They must make peace with the Arabs ym"s & only solution is to give back what israel stole from the Arabs in 1967 so just give them back there houses & I promise you it will be peace like 100 years ago,
Israel has so much blood on there hands... it's so dengrous for a jew to live in israel, so many new almunos & ysomim this year alone happens only cause israel provacatins,
You can't fight hashem, he begged not to take a land on your own before משיח comes.

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 08:57 AM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #3  
ALTERG4 Says:

Israel are busy with stupid twitter nonsense,
They must make peace with the Arabs ym"s & only solution is to give back what israel stole from the Arabs in 1967 so just give them back there houses & I promise you it will be peace like 100 years ago,
Israel has so much blood on there hands... it's so dengrous for a jew to live in israel, so many new almunos & ysomim this year alone happens only cause israel provacatins,
You can't fight hashem, he begged not to take a land on your own before משיח comes.

Nonsense and narishkiten. I promise that if Israel withdraws to pre 67 they will be in greater danger ,
Even if you are correct that it's against our promise you are wrong . You see once the eibishter let those beasts loose and they are enraged you cannot pacify them . Going back to pre 67 won't revert it to 100 years ago . They will only do more harm . They would be closed to Israeli cities and large population centers and less spread out . Plus they'd be emboldened . You are dreaming if you think pre 67 will help . It's just spewing nonsense without any common sense .

Now re the issue of sholosh shevous. That was the Reba zya Shita . Other tzadakim like r kook ztl and even puniveza rav disagreed

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 09:07 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
ALTERG4 Says:

Israel are busy with stupid twitter nonsense,
They must make peace with the Arabs ym"s & only solution is to give back what israel stole from the Arabs in 1967 so just give them back there houses & I promise you it will be peace like 100 years ago,
Israel has so much blood on there hands... it's so dengrous for a jew to live in israel, so many new almunos & ysomim this year alone happens only cause israel provacatins,
You can't fight hashem, he begged not to take a land on your own before משיח comes.

You are a rodef, sonei Yisroel and certifiable. Your "suggestions" will insure the murder of all Jews in Israel, R"L.

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 10:20 AM fat36 Says:

Reply to #3  
ALTERG4 Says:

Israel are busy with stupid twitter nonsense,
They must make peace with the Arabs ym"s & only solution is to give back what israel stole from the Arabs in 1967 so just give them back there houses & I promise you it will be peace like 100 years ago,
Israel has so much blood on there hands... it's so dengrous for a jew to live in israel, so many new almunos & ysomim this year alone happens only cause israel provacatins,
You can't fight hashem, he begged not to take a land on your own before משיח comes.

Was going to respond but I will leave it for others who have time to waste talking to a brain that’s the size of a Pea

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 10:48 AM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

as always Trump is right the news IS the enemy of the people and its all fake news.

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 11:03 AM Normal Says:

#3 "I promise you there will be peace...." If you were dealing with semi normal people you might have a point. However, the Muslims want ALL of Israel and the Jews dead. It's in their charter. Iran says it every day. You're an absolute idiot if you believe what these murderers say, along with all your stupid friends. In fact, Muslims want all the infidels dead and the Muslim caliphate to rule the world. And it doesn't matter if only 1% of Muslims want you dead and the rest don't care. 1% of 1.5 billion = 15 million terrorists that want everyone dead. Google Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan and ask yourselves what threat did they pose?

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 12:03 PM marcia Says:

How sad for the EU....slowly but surely, they are Falling Deeper into an Abyss...

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 12:04 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
ALTERG4 Says:

Israel are busy with stupid twitter nonsense,
They must make peace with the Arabs ym"s & only solution is to give back what israel stole from the Arabs in 1967 so just give them back there houses & I promise you it will be peace like 100 years ago,
Israel has so much blood on there hands... it's so dengrous for a jew to live in israel, so many new almunos & ysomim this year alone happens only cause israel provacatins,
You can't fight hashem, he begged not to take a land on your own before משיח comes.

I can't stand Trolls :(

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 12:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Educated Archy Says:

Tricky yoni or whatever wacky Yoni's new screen name is . Take heed . The media is the enemy of the Jewish people . Fake fake news . Never again will Jewish blood be cheapened by the intellectual elites of our society .

Please refer to my comment in the prior vin article articulating this concept even more leghnthly

You don't like it, I dont like it and most Yiden dont like it. It doesnt make Fake at all. Just read it instead of complaining.

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 12:26 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Normal Says:

#3 "I promise you there will be peace...." If you were dealing with semi normal people you might have a point. However, the Muslims want ALL of Israel and the Jews dead. It's in their charter. Iran says it every day. You're an absolute idiot if you believe what these murderers say, along with all your stupid friends. In fact, Muslims want all the infidels dead and the Muslim caliphate to rule the world. And it doesn't matter if only 1% of Muslims want you dead and the rest don't care. 1% of 1.5 billion = 15 million terrorists that want everyone dead. Google Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan and ask yourselves what threat did they pose?

"You might have a point" Correct. We gave back every single inch to Egypt 35 years ago and today they are our friend. Many Yidische lives saved. #3 has a GOOD point. Let the Israelis decide how they want to live. Even Bibi offered 92% land back.

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 01:37 PM Hoshomer Says:

Looks like CNN isn't the only fake news organization out there.

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 02:20 PM judith Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

You don't like it, I dont like it and most Yiden dont like it. It doesnt make Fake at all. Just read it instead of complaining.

Fake means unbalanced and twisted. Although the article does not lie, it only focuses on one side while ignoring the other. That is FAKE news because journalism prides itself on being objective.

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 02:29 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

You don't like it, I dont like it and most Yiden dont like it. It doesnt make Fake at all. Just read it instead of complaining.

Yes it does make it fake. Its twisted truths and half facts. That's part of the fake news style. A lie only sticks when there are some truths sprinkled in. yes its fake fake news.

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 02:53 PM Liepa Says:

Thee BBC had it's heyday during WWII today the Pakistani Tribune is far more reliable !!!

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 02:57 PM rivka Says:

Reply to #1  
Educated Archy Says:

Tricky yoni or whatever wacky Yoni's new screen name is . Take heed . The media is the enemy of the Jewish people . Fake fake news . Never again will Jewish blood be cheapened by the intellectual elites of our society .

Please refer to my comment in the prior vin article articulating this concept even more leghnthly

this is not FAKE news, this is a biased and slanted representation of REAL news.

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 03:00 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

"You might have a point" Correct. We gave back every single inch to Egypt 35 years ago and today they are our friend. Many Yidische lives saved. #3 has a GOOD point. Let the Israelis decide how they want to live. Even Bibi offered 92% land back.

Egypt is a different. The dynamics are sooo not the same.
1) Egypt suffered the most embarrassing setbacks after 67 & 73.
2) Egypt is a sovereign nation that has it own interests
3) They are not on top of us like Palestine. They are not spread out all over Israel either
4) Giving back Sina is not the same as splitting Jerusalem
5)There was no return of refugee demand.

Re Bibi offering 92%. Fake Fake news. Never happened. Olmert did that not Bibi

Your post is full of fake news and nonsense.

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 05:06 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #16  
rivka Says:

this is not FAKE news, this is a biased and slanted representation of REAL news.

That's what Fake news is. Its about slanting real news. Fake news is a loose term

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 Aug 10, 2018 at 11:20 AM ALTERG4 Says:

Israel are busy with stupid twitter nonsense,
They must make peace with the Arabs ym"s & only solution is to give back what israel stole from the Arabs in 1967 so just give them back there houses & I promise you it will be peace like 100 years ago,
Israel has so much blood on there hands... it's so dengrous for a jew to live in israel, so many new almunos & ysomim this year alone happens only cause israel provacatins,
You can't fight hashem, he begged not to take a land on your own before משיח comes.

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 Aug 11, 2018 at 10:14 PM Vvvvv Says:

Reply to #3  
ALTERG4 Says:

Israel are busy with stupid twitter nonsense,
They must make peace with the Arabs ym"s & only solution is to give back what israel stole from the Arabs in 1967 so just give them back there houses & I promise you it will be peace like 100 years ago,
Israel has so much blood on there hands... it's so dengrous for a jew to live in israel, so many new almunos & ysomim this year alone happens only cause israel provacatins,
You can't fight hashem, he begged not to take a land on your own before משיח comes.

One thing your posts are good for, neturei karta drek: your spelling is always hysterical!

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 Aug 11, 2018 at 10:15 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #6  
fat36 Says:

Was going to respond but I will leave it for others who have time to waste talking to a brain that’s the size of a Pea

Git gezugt!

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