Israeli Official on BBC Jerusalem Attack Headline Outrage: These Instances Happen ‘Way Too Often’

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The Jerusalem Post reports: While acknowledging the BBC’s clarification of a badly misleading headline about the terrorist attacks in Jerusalem Friday night, Foreign Ministry director-general Yuval Rotem on Sunday warned BBC consumers to be aware, because these mistakes happen “way too often.”

Following an outcry from everyone from the Foreign Ministry to US President Donald Trump’s son over an initial headline on Friday that read, “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem,” the news organization changed the headline to, “Israeli police woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem.”

Diplomatic officials acknowledged that a tweet about the misleading headline that was posted by US President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Jr., likely had an influence on the BBC’s decision to retract the first headline, and then issue an apology. Trump Jr. has 1.69 million followers on his Twitter account.

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