Times of London print edition headline obfuscates Palestinian terror attack

UK Media Watch

A Palestinian gunmanopened fire with an automatic weaponat a crowd near an east Jerusalem light rail stop on Sunday, killing Levana Malichi, a 60 year-old mother of three and grandmother of six, and wounding several others. He then got back into his car, drove a short distance, and had a firefight with police, killing officer Yosef Kirma, 29.  The terrorist, Misbah Abu Sbeih, 39, from Silwan in east Jerusalem, was then killed in an exchange of fire with police.

Sbeih, who was previously convicted of incitement and assaulting a police officer, was reportedly affiliated with Hamas.

Here’s the unproblematic headline accompanying the Oct. 9th online Times of London article on the attack:

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However, Times of London editors chose the following vague and anodyne headline to accompany a shorter Oct. 10th print version of the same article by Gregg Carlstrom:

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In contrast, The Telegraph focused on the terror affiliation of…

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