BBC apologizes for headline incitement

BBC apologizes, says there was 'no intention to mislead the audience.'

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BBC on Sunday morning apologized for its misleading headline claiming three "Palestinians" were killed after a "deadly stabbing" in Jerusalem.

"We accept that our original headline did not appropriately reflect the nature of the events and subsequently changed it," BBC said in a statement.

"Whilst there was no intention to mislead our audiences, we regret any offense caused."

On Friday night, BBC tweeted, "Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem," ignoring the fact that the three were terrorists who killed a Border Police officer and injured four others.

The article went on to claim that, ""Israeli police have shot dead three Palestinians after a deadly knife attack outside the Old City of Jerusalem, in which a policewoman died."

Later, the headline was changed to, "Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem."

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