The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is catching a hailstorm of flak after spinning the headline of the story of the 23-year-old Israeli policewoman who was stabbed to death by a group of Palestinians on Friday.

The BBC headline read: "Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem."

"You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death… right? This is as close to being misleading as possible,” President Donald Trump tweeted. “Need a new term for this nonsense. Sort of the opposite of victim blaming. How about Culprit Coddling? Maybe Criminal Cozying? Thoughts???”

The coordinated stabbing and shooting attack occurred in two areas near Jerusalem’s Old City. All three attackers were "neutralized" by Israeli border police, according to the Times of Israel.

While the BBC narrative is similar in tone and content to the story that appears in the Times, the headline makes no mention of the dead police officer or that four others were injured in the attack.

The Israeli embassy in London filed a complaint with the BBC "for the false reports about the attack in Jerusalem and their refusal to use the words terror when it comes to attacks on Israeli citizens," Ynet reports.

British politicians have come out heavily on the side of Palestinians as a result of the continued expansion of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

While the Israeli border wall has seen terror attacks in the Jewish state drop significantly, the latest attacks in Jerusalem may signify the beginning of a new chapter in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Readers on Twitter were furious over the fake and highly misleading headline:

This sent the BBC backtracking without any apology:

We'd love to hear your thoughts about this story in the comment section below. Do you think the BBC is as complicit as their US media counterparts in spinning news to fit a particular narrative?

Source: Milo

 
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