BBC apologizes for issuing misleading headline on Jerusalem terror attack

The BBC has apologized for publishing a headline that “did not appropriately reflect the nature of the events” in the Jerusalem terror attack on Friday evening, which claimed the life of Hadas Malka. “Whilst there was no intention to mislead our audiences, we regret any offense caused,” the British news network said in a statement.
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The BBC apologized on Sunday morning for the headline of its article on the terror attack that took place in Jerusalem on Friday evening. The British news outlet come under intense fire for titling the article in a misleading manner that gave the impression that the Palestinian terrorists were the victims. “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem,” read the headline. A detailed description of the terror attack was only included in the body of the article.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was among the notable figures who were outraged after seeing the headline. He reportedly asked Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry Director-General Yuval Rotem and the Israeli Embassy in Britain to show the BBC that the headline does not reflect the true nature of the stabbing, which was part of two coordinated terror attacks carried out by three Palestinian terrorists.

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Among the others who criticized the headline was U.S. President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., who tweeted: “You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death... right? This is as close to being misleading as possible.”

“We accept that our original headline did not appropriately reflect the nature of the events and subsequently changed it,” the BBC said in a statement. “Whilst there was no intention to mislead our audiences, we regret any offense caused.”



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