As Sharon’s health deteriorates, BBC updates profile claiming he sparked second intifada

BBC Watch

News of a serious deterioration in the health of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon prompted the appearance of an article on the subject on the BBC News website’s Home, Middle East and Europe pages on January 1st.

Titled “Ariel Sharon’s health suffers ‘serious deterioration’“, the report offers a link to a profile of Ariel Sharon – updated on January 1st 2014 to replace an older version  – from which many of the biographical details in the report appear to have been taken. 

art Sharon with link

Profile Sharon

In the profile, some context is given regarding the background to the 1982 Lebanon war:

“In the wake of shelling of northern Israel by Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in southern Lebanon, Mr Sharon masterminded Israel’s invasion of its northern neighbour in 1982.”

In the article, however, any such context is omitted:

“While serving as defence minister in 1982, he masterminded…

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