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December 06, 2005

UK Activists Prompt Quiet BBC Change

In the wake of emails from British activists, BBC editors changed wording in a Web article which suggested that the Palestinian terrorist attack in Netanya was in response to an Israeli rocket attack on Gaza earlier in the day.

The original BBC article, posted yesterday, stated:

The bombing came after Israel launched a rocket attack on Gaza, in response to Palestinian missile attacks. . . .

In an updated version later yesterday, that sentence is replaced by the following:

Heightened tensions in recent days have been marked by Israeli air strikes and Palestinian militant rocket attacks.

The mainstream media has frequently identifed Palestinian suicide bombings as "responses" to an Israeli action which immediately preceded it, but as Israeli authorities have repeatedly said, it can take weeks to prepare a suicide bombing attack.

Hat tip: Terry M.

Posted by TS at December 6, 2005 07:31 AM


now see, this kind of stuff simply does not sound right

Posted by: Rodrigo Borreggine at May 26, 2010 02:52 PM

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