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Israeli Reporters Stunned by ‘Unreal’ CBS News Headline on Terror Attack Near Jerusalem Holy Sites


"An unprecedented chutzpah."

Israeli police officers investigate on the body of one of the reported Palestinian assailants killed during an attack at Damascus Gate, a main entrance to Jerusalem's Old City on February 3, 2016. Three Palestinians armed with a gun, knives and explosives attacked Israeli police outside Jerusalem's Old City, leaving at least two officers seriously wounded and the attackers shot dead, police and medics said. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Palestinian men reportedly tried to carry out a massive and deadly attack in Jerusalem Wednesday, and Israeli reporters have taken note of the incident's news coverage.

"3 Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on," read the headline from CBS News.

Ari Soffer, managing editor of Israel's Arutz Sheva, tweeted a screenshot of the headline and described it with one word: "Unreal."

According to Arutz Sheva's news coverage of the CBS report — during which one female Israeli police officer was killed — the headline was later changed to "Israeli police kill 3 alleged Palestinian attackers." Arutz Sheva said the story "is just the latest in a string of misleading and downright cynical headlines by some foreign media outlets portraying Palestinian terrorist attackers as victims."

CBS News' article also attracted the attention of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

"An unprecedented chutzpah," a foreign ministry spokesman told Arutz Sheva, adding that the ministry urged CBS to change the "bias and false headline."

CBS News apparently changed the headline again to say, "Palestinians attack 2 Israeli officers before being killed."

According to police, the Palestinian men planned to use guns, knives and explosives during an attack near a holy site. Two female police officers were shot and stabbed before the three men were fatally shot by police. Police said 19-year-old Israel Border Policewoman Hadar Cohen died from the injuries she sustained in the attack.

Read more about Wednesday's attack here.

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