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”.
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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