This headline left out the fact that the three terrorists were killed, only after they they attempted to assault Israeli policemen and killed a young Staff Sgt. Maj. Hadas Malka, aged 23.
US President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., blasted the misleading BBC headline by taking to Twitter to criticize them for the article they published. “You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death… right? This is as close to being misleading as possible,” he wrote.
“Need a new term for this nonsense. Sort of the opposite of victim blaming. How about Culprit Coddling? Maybe Criminal Cozying? Thoughts???” Trump continued.
He was thanked by a follower for shedding light in this misleading headline.
In addition to Trump Jr, PM Benjamin Netanyahu was also miffed and requested that Yuval Rotem, the Director General of the MFA, as well as the Israeli Embassy in London, act to have the BBC acknowledge that the headline was misleading.
The BBC has since changed the headline of the article. It now reads: “Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem.”
The tweet that the media outlet published on its official handle and which linked to the article with its previous headline has since been removed.