UK Media Watch Prompts ITV News Correction to Israeli Security Fence Omission

On July 18th, we posted about a lengthy backgrounder on Israel’s security barrier published on the ITV News website, titled “It’s been 15 years since Israel’s West Bank wall was declared illegal, so here are 15 key moments since 2004”, which failed to include any information on Israel’s motivation for building the barrier.

As we argued at the time, their failure to even allude to the fact that it was built in response to waves of deadly Palestinian suicide bombings in the early 2000s represented an egregious example of anti-Israel bias, even by British media standards.

We complained about the omission to ITV News, encouraged our followers to do the same, and directly tweeted their international editor – all of which eventually resulted in the addition of the following new sentence to the article.

The Israeli government said the barrier was a defensive measure and needed to stop potential suicide bombers from reaching Israel.


This post originally appeared at CAMERA’s UK Media Watch.

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