Before and after: BBC article corrected

A correction has been made to an article appearing in the Middle East section of the BBC News website following a complaint by a reader.

On December 30th 2012 an article was published concerning the import of building materials into the Gaza Strip via Egypt. As BBC Watch noted at the time, the article stated that: 

  ”A convoy of trucks carrying thousands of tonnes of supplies donated by the Gulf state of Qatar entered Gaza via the Rafah border crossing on Saturday.

Egypt had previously followed import restrictions imposed by Israel.” [emphasis added]

Gaza construction convoy

Following the reader’s complaint, a correction was made by the Middle East desk of the BBC News website and the relevant section now reads:

“A convoy of trucks carrying thousands of tonnes of supplies donated by the Gulf state of Qatar entered Gaza via the Rafah border crossing on Saturday.

Egypt had previously kept the crossing closed to cargo, while Israel also maintained heavy restrictions.”

Correction Egypt

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6 comments on “Before and after: BBC article corrected

  1. The BBC appears to think Egyptian government border regulations are indirectly controlled by the Israelis. This typifies loony-left BBC editors falling for the “Jewish conspiracy” canard, which has bedevilled the history of British writing since the days of Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), (see Anthony Julius’s book “Trials of the Diaspora”).

  2. “Egypt had previously followed import restrictions imposed by Israel”

    This is 100% accurate. Mubarak did as told by Israel, the occupying power of the state of Palestine, including Gaza. He chose to cooperate with what Israeli officials asked him to do. He changed his mind only after several Turkish and American nationals were killed by Tsahal in international waters in June 2010.

    • Oh bloody hell Nat, I thought we’d got rid of your inane and inaccurate twitterings.

      You really are the most awful Jew hater – Mubarek being controlled by Jews indeed!

  3. Do you suppose Isaac, sprattyville, Shoshona and Shon are all the same person?
    Or perhaps work for the same anti-Israel group?

    • Ethan, precisely.
      As I’ve noted, his persistence in trying to post here, after being banned multiple times, suggests very strongly that he’s paid for such disruptions and derailings.
      I only pity his employer though — he couldn’t have found a more dimwitted protégée.(Although, to be frank, trolling predisposes the practitioner to idiocy, so perhaps he fits right in).

  4. Alas, Isaac is not alone in believing that the Jooz have mind-controlling powers (the modern equivalent of poisoning wells and disappearing Christian children).
    Today instead it’s that all powerful “Jewish Lobby”, the “Jewish media” and the Jewish stranglehold on world finance (just think of all those Chinese Jews).
    It’s all the same old finding a scapegoat for your own inadequacies, especially when you’re as inadequate as the likes of Isaac.

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