Israel files complaint with BBC over slanted coverage of Gaza attack

Israel condemned the BBC for its skewed reporting on the escalation between Hamas and the IDF and demanded that it change its biased headline.

By: World Israel News Staff

Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued an official condemnation of the BBC for its skewed reporting on Israel and the rocket attacks it has endured from Hamas in Gaza, demanding that it change its biased headline.

Israel’s citizens in the south have experienced an onslaught of attacks from Hamas terrorists who fired over 180 rockets at them since Wednesday evening, repeatedly setting off Red Code alerts that sent them running for cover.

The Iron Dome defense system intercepted 30 rockets, while several of the explosive projectiles fell inside Israeli towns, causing several injuries – some of them serious – and extensive damage.

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) responded by attacking over 150 Hamas terror targets throughout the Strip, including a cement factory used by Hamas to build terror tunnels, a maritime terror tunnel shaft, a weapons manufacturing and storage facility, and several terror sites in military compounds.

In one of the IAF’s retaliatory attacks, a 23-year-old woman and her one-and-a-half-year-old baby girl were accidentally killed. The father was seriously injured.

The BBC report focused on this one event in its headline: “Israeli air strikes ‘kill pregnant woman and child.'”

Israel’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon tweeted: “BBC World this is a formal complaint by @IsraelMFA.”

Posting a screenshot of the BBC’s headline, Nahshon said that “this title is a deliberate misrepresentation of reality (that’s the polite equivalent of “this is a LIE”, if you don’t get it). Israelis were targeted by Hamas and IDF acts to protect them.”

“Change it IMMEDIATELY!!!” he demanded.

At the time of this writing, the BBC’s headline reads, “Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel.”