Netanyahu thanks Trump's son for telling the truth

Netanyahu thanks Donald Trump Jr. for calling out the BBC over its shameful headline after Jerusalem attack.

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday thanked President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., for calling out the BBC over its shameful headline following Friday's terror attack in Jerusalem.

“Thanks for standing up for Israel and the truth,” Netanyahu tweeted.

On Friday night, hours after the combined stabbing and shooting attack in which 23-year-old Border Police officer Hadas Malka was murdered, the BBC chose to use the headline "Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem" for its story on the attack.

Trump Jr. fired back on Twitter, "You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death… right? This is as close to being misleading as possible."

"Need a new term for this nonsense. Sort of the opposite of victim blaming. How about Culprit Coddling? Maybe Criminal Cozying? Thoughts???" he added.

Israel's Foreign Ministry and the Israeli Embassy in Britain also harshly criticized the BBC over the misleading headline, which was later changed to "Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem."

On Sunday, the BBC apologized for its misleading headline, saying in a statement, "We accept that our original headline did not appropriately reflect the nature of the events and subsequently changed it.”

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