Donald Trump Jr. condemns BBC for ‘misleading’ tweet about Jerusalem attack

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — In several tweets, Donald Trump Jr. condemned the BBC for a tweet that a number of observers had criticized as biased against Israel.

The BBC tweet, coming Friday night after two simultaneous terror attacks in Jerusalem left an Israeli border policewoman mortally wounded, read “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem.”

President Trump’s oldest son, like others, noted that the tweet emphasized the death of Palestinian assailants over their Israeli victims. “You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death… right?” tweeted Trump on Saturday. “This is as close to being misleading as possible.”

The BBC later took down the tweet, something Trump noted in a subsequent message.

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The BBC story on the attacks also included the headline “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem,” which was later changed to “Israeli police woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem.”

The Israeli policewoman, Hadas Malka, 23, died in a stabbing attack near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City Friday. Both assailants, including one holding a jammed gun, were shot and killed.

Simultaneously, at least one assailant was killed after attacking passers-by at the nearby Zedekiah’s Cave. Two people were injured in the attack.

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