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International coverage of TA terror attack refer to 'shooting,' but not terrorists
CNN refers to Tel Aviv terrorists who killed 4 Israelis in quotation marks; BBC describes attack as ‘shooting;’ FOX News refers to ‘Terror in Israel.’
A number of international news forums, including the BBC and CNN networks, have angered Israelis for their misleading headlines about Wednesday’s fatal terror attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market which claimed the lives of four Israelis.

 

 

CNN for example, referred to the terrorist in quotation marks. This is not the first time the site has cast doubt over the terrorist motivations of an attack when perpetrated in Israel. Indeed, in December 2015, Israel demanded an explanation from the US news network for what it described as “dishonest and unethical journalism.”  in its coverage of a stabbing attack which took place in Jerusalem’s Old City.

 

CNN coverage of Tel Aviv terror attack
CNN coverage of Tel Aviv terror attack

 

BBC coverage of Tel Aviv terror attack
BBC coverage of Tel Aviv terror attack

 

Sky News coverage of Tel Avivi terror attack
Sky News coverage of Tel Avivi terror attack

 

The Guardian coverage
The Guardian coverage

 

 

The Telegraph coverage
The Telegraph coverage

 

 

The New York Times coverage
The New York Times coverage

 

 

Fox News coverage
Fox News coverage

 

The BBC headline reporting the attack avoided the use of the term ‘terror’ at all: ‘Tel Aviv shooting: Three killed in shopping center attack.’ Like CNN, BBC has also come under serious criticism in the past for its apparent biased reporting on terror attacks in Israel. In October, 2015 a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City which resulted in the death of two Israelis at the hands of a 19-year-old Palestinian, was reported: ‘Palestinian shot dead after Jerusalem attack kills two.’

 

Several other news sites have also followed in a similar fashion. Headlines in Sky News, The Guardian and The Telegraph also omitted any mention of the nature of Wednesday’s attack while The New York Times referred to the terrorists as “Palestinian gunmen.” By contrast, Fox News headlines led with “Terror in Israel.”

 


פרסום ראשון: 06.09.16, 10:47
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