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Watch What a BBC Interviewer Told an Israeli Lawmaker After the Synagogue Attack



Screenshot via Facebook/NaftaliBennett

A BBC anchor instructed an Israeli politician on the air to put down a photo of one of the lifeless victims of Tuesday's deadly terror attack at a Jerusalem synagogue.

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett held up the photo to show the depth of the brutality of the attack, which left three Americans and one Briton dead.

“Sorry, we don’t want to actually see that picture, if you can take that down,” the anchor said.

Screenshot via Facebook/NaftaliBennett Image via Facebook/NaftaliBennett

"This individual came this morning to pray, just like many Muslims and many Jews went to pray this morning," Bennett continued after lowering the photo over the anchor's protests.

The anchor's request raises the debate over media censorship of graphic images, which on the one hand aims to protect viewers' sensibilities but also can shield the true horror of the situation.

Bennett later took to Facebook and posted: “Yes, I will show the picture, madam British interviewer.”

“Right before me was a Palestinian spokesperson who discussed ‘the murderers of Muslims’ in Jerusalem! In response to the spokesperson, I showed the interviewer who is killing who over here,” Bennett wrote. 

“She asked me to stop showing the picture. I will never stop."

TheBlaze had published the same photo that Bennett held up. It was circulated on Twitter by an Israeli military spokesman.

The head of ZAKA, a Jewish aid organization that provides religious burials for terror attack victims, including the gruesome job of gathering severed body parts, warned social media users that posting graphic photos could exacerbate victims' families' grief, the Times of Israel reported.

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