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Biased BBC: one Palestinian wounded in stabbing attack on aggressive Tel Aviv bus

by | 21st, January 2015



A man has stabbed many peopls on a bus in Tel Aviv. The stabbings are riding high on the news cycle. But what happened?

Ynet news reports:

Over 10 people were wounded Wednesday morning in a terror attack in central Tel Aviv. At roughly 7:15 am a terrorist boarded Dan Line 40 bus on Begin Road in Tel Aviv near the Beit Maariv Bridge and stabbed the bus driver and a number of passengers before fleeing the scene. He was then shot and captured by forces who were present in the area.

17 people were wounded in the attack, four are in serious condition, 3 moderately, 6 lightly and the rest suffered from anxiety. One of the wounded was the bus driver, Herzl Biton, 55, who fought with the terrorist and sustained two wounded to his chest. He is in moderate condition and currently undergoing surgery.

The report ends:

The last terror attack in Tel Aviv was also a stabbing, and took place in November and saw IDF soldier Almog Shiloni murdered after he was gravely wounded struggling with a Palestinian who attempted to grab his weapon at the Haganah Train Station in Tel Aviv.

Haaretz begins:

12 Israelis wounded in stabbing attack on Tel Aviv bus. Four wounded in serious condition; assailant, a 23-year-old male from the West Bank city of Tulkarem who entered Israel illegally, was shot in the leg by police.

Russia Today:

The driver was the first victim of the attacker, so he was unable to open the doors of the bus, which was full during the rush hour, according to an eye-witness report. It was one of the passengers who managed to open the doors and let the frightened people out

We hear of other attacks:

Last November, a 25 year-old Israeli woman was stabbed to death at a bus stop in the West Bank, local media reported. The perpetrator was shot and died from his injuries. There were two other victims in that attack, who were taken to hospital.

On November 10, a young Israeli Defense Forces soldier was stabbed by a Palestinian at Haganah train station in Tel Aviv. He was taken to hospital, where he died of his wounds.

In another November incident, a 3-month-old baby girl was killed and eight people were injured, when a car crashed into a light railway station in Jerusalem in a “run-over terror attack”.

And now the BBC:

Israeli police say they have shot a Palestinian man from the West Bank who stabbed at least nine people in an attack on a bus in central Tel Aviv.

And then the attack is couched in a selective spot of fact bringing that no other organ includes:

“The suspect is a 23-year-old Palestinian from Tulkarem,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. Tulkarem is a town in the occupied West Bank.

He’s not the foreigner. They are.


Israeli police say there has been a pattern established in recent months where individual Palestinians, without sophisticated weapons, have attacked civilians at random, the BBC’s Kevin Connelly in Jerusalem reports. In November, an Israeli soldier was killed in a knife attack in Tel Aviv, while an Israeli woman was stabbed to death in the West Bank in a separate attack.

So. If they had sophisticated weapons…?

Our correspondent says the latest round of tensions began to increase last year, after the summer conflict in Gaza and disputes over access to religious sites in the old city of Jerusalem. More than 2,100 people were killed in Gaza during the Israel-Gaza conflict, a majority of them thought to be civilians. Sixty-seven Israeli soldiers, and six civilians in Israel, were also killed.

So. It’s not a foriegn luantic on a bus trying to murder as many Israelis as possible. It’s just numbers. And one Palestinian was wounded, being shot in the leg trying to escape. Maybe the BBC should reports: “Palestinian shot in Tel Aviv”?

How does this editorialising of facts help the situaion where ever life lost on all sides is a life too many?

Well, Israel’s enemy should likes the BBC’s report:

Izzat al-Risheq, a senior Hamas official, said the stabbing attack “against Zionists in Tel Aviv is a brave and heroic act.” Hamas Spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri said the event was a “natural response to Israeli terrorism.” And that it was the natural response to the ongoing Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.

Such are the facts…

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