18 February '16..
As was noted here earlier in the week, the BBC News website’s coverage of four separate attacks perpetrated by Palestinians on February 14th was marred by the inclusion of unverified reports, unnecessarily qualified statements and superfluous punctuation.
Such issues were not however confined to that specific BBC platform; unnecessary use of the word “allegedly” to describe the actions of the Palestinian attackers was to be found in BBC World Service news bulletins on the same day.BBC WS news 14 2
The 20:00 GMT bulletin – read by Neil Nunes and later repeated – included (from 02:14 here) the following report: [emphasis added]
“The Israeli security forces have shot dead three Palestinians and wounded another as they allegedly attempted to carry out a series of attacks. More than 160 Palestinians have died during a sharp increase in recent violence.”
Not only does that portrayal fail to clarify to listeners around the world that the so-called “sharp increase in recent violence” has been going on for more than four months and that its cause is hundreds of violent attacks perpetrated by Palestinians, it also refrains from telling audiences that the vast majority of the Palestinians who have been killed were in the process of carrying out terror attacks or engaged in violent rioting. Significantly too, that portrayal completely erases from audience view the victims – both Israelis and foreign nationals – of those attacks by Palestinians.
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