BBC News ‘contextualises’ terror attack with ‘settlements’ and ‘international law’

This is a cross post from BBC Watch.

Roughly four hours after a terror attack took place near Dolev on August 23rd the BBC News website published a written report headlined “Israeli teenage girl killed in West Bank bomb attack” and a filmed report titled “West Bank bomb blast kills 17-year-old Israeli girl”.article pigua Dolev

The synopsis to the filmed report states: [all emphasis added]

“An Israeli teenage girl has been killed and her father and brother injured in a suspected Palestinian militant attack at a natural spring near a settlement in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli military says an improvised explosive device was used.”

All four versions of the written report similarly opened by telling readers that:

“A 17-year-old Israeli girl has been killed in a bomb attack near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military says.”

A Tweet promoting the article used the same terminology:

“Israeli teenage girl killed in bomb attack near Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank

All four versions of the report also closed with the BBC’s standard but partial mantra on ‘settlements’ and ‘international law’ despite the fact that it has nothing to do with the story ostensibly being reported.

“More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel’s 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this.”

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6 replies »

  1. It sure looks like the Beeb wants you to think that this murdered girl and her injured family are guilty of violating international law. That’s because it does, and it has done this before. That is the message, i.e., that while a girl’s death is tragic we only have Israel and the family to blame, even though such definitions of “international law” used by the BBC are far from definitive, and that it’s a rather flimsy excuse anyway. The deliberate mention of “international law” is there to justify her death, cast blame on Israel, and get the perpetrators off the hook, at least as far as the British public is concerned.
    But please liken any of this to a certain kind of bigotry, because, you know, we’re all far too sophisticated for that sort of thing, aren’t we?

  2. The extreme leftist lame stream media has to only ignore three real international treaties including the UN Charter and invent one to create the fiction that the Islamofascist colonists have a single legal claim to any land whatsoever.

    And they do it daily

  3. Def BBC is controlled by the same Fascists who control Der Guardian and Der Laboor Party.

    What would happen if 1+ Million Brits REFUSED to pay the BBC Jizzya????

    I call upon the British people to Free yourselves from the BBC Ministry of Propaganda. United YOU can be FREE!