CBC Fails to Mention Dead Palestinian Threw a Grenade Wounding an IDF Officer

July 17, 2018

Today, HonestReporting Canada filed a complaint with senior CBC editors in regards to a CBC Radio report by Rebecca Collard that was broadcast on CBC World This Weekend on July 14 at 6:07pm EST.

In reporting on recent hostilities between Palestinians (mainly Hamas) and Israel, Ms. Collard stated the following: “Israeli officials say Palestinians fired dozens of rockets into Israel wounding three people in the town of Sderot. The escalation came after an Israeli soldier shot a Palestinian teenager dead during a protest near the Gaza border yesterday. For months Palestinians have held weekly protests on the frontier.”

To listen to this report, click here.

Ms. Collard failed to mention that the Palestinian teenager who was killed by Israeli soldiers had allegedly thrown a grenade at IDF forces, wounding an IDF officer.

IDF Statement on July 13: “IDF officer wounded by grenade””

“Earlier tonight, an IDF officer was moderately injured when terrorists from the northern Gaza Strip hurled a grenade at him during the violent riots along the security fence. IDF troops responded by firing towards the terrorists and a hit was identified. The officer was evacuated to the hospital for further medical treatment.”

This material information and context should have been reported by Ms. Collard and the CBC.

In light of this information, we asked CBC News to take swift corrective action. Stay tuned to this page for future updates.

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