BBC succumb to pressure from Foreign Government to change news headline. | Nye Bevan News

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** Last night Israeli forces pounded Gaza from land and air killing 3 Palestinians, including Inas Muhammad Khamash, a 9 month pregnant 23-year-old, along with her 18-month-old toddler daughter Bayan.

** The BBC News website posted a headline image which read:

“ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE KILL WOMAN AND TODDLER.”

** At 7:35am this morning, Israeli media correspondent Amichai Stein reported on Twitter that the Israeli Foreign Ministry “has issued a formal complaint to the @BBCWorld after their Gaza headline” referring, we believe to BBC World Service.

** Shortly afterward the BBC News changed their headline to read “Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel.” removing any obvious reference to the fact that Israel was perpetrating the strikes upon Gaza and also removing the emotive reference to the death of a ‘toddler’ at Israeli hands.

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