by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2016
CNN apologized after Twitter users slammed the news network for publishing a map on July 5 of Ramadan terrorist strikes that omitted attacks that killed two Israeli citizens.
“Updated map: This graphic shows the extent of terror attacks throughout Ramadan in 2016 ,” the network tweeted, including sites such as Orlando, Paris and Istanbul but leaving out attacks last week against Israeli citizens of Judea and Samaria in which 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel and Rabbi Michael Mark were killed.
The map did note the attack on the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv. CNN had been taken to task for showing anti-Israel bias in its initial report on the Sarona Market attack when the network wrote on its website that two terrorists were captured after the attack but placed the word “terrorists” in quotation marks.
One tweet on the July 5 map said: “@CNN Israel 1 attack? because attacks on ‘settlers’ in ‘occupied territories’ don’t count. #LCE we think Green Line; they think Shoreline.”
Along with outraged readers, Israeli diplomats reportedly voiced their anger at CNN for the omissions. CNN later apologized.