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CBS news network on Jerusalem terror attack: 'Three Palestinians killed'
US news network CBS presents a distorted headline of Wednesday's terror attack in Jerusalem, in which a Border Police officer was killed. The Government Press Office responds that it is 'considering rescinding press passes.'

"Three Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on." This was the headline on the website of US TV network CBS on Wednesday, following a terror attack in Jerusalem in which Border Police officer Hadar Cohen, 19, was murdered and her colleague moderately wounded.

 

 

CBS headline on Jerusalem terror attack, before being changed. (Photo: Screenshot)
CBS headline on Jerusalem terror attack, before being changed. (Photo: Screenshot)

 

The three Palestinians killed were the terrorists who carried out the combined shooting and stabbing attack, and were shot dead at the scene.

 

The Government Press Office (GPO) announced that it was weighing up "far-reaching" measures in response.

 

Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni's response to the CBS headline.
Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni's response to the CBS headline.

 

"This time we will not let it pass quietly," GPO head Nitzan Chen said on Wednesday. "We are considering rescinding press passes from journalists and editors who are negligent in their work and present headlines that flip the reality."

 

Al Jazeera's breaking news tweet about the terror attack in Jerusalem.
Al Jazeera's breaking news tweet about the terror attack in Jerusalem.

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem also reacted angrily to the distortions. MFA Spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon said: "The audacity of CBS' headline is unparalleled. The headline is biased and false."

 

Following the rapid intervention of the MFA and the GPO, the CBS headline was changed to: "Palestinians kill Israeli officer, wound another before being killed."

 


First published: 02.03.16, 22:50
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