Third example of BBC promotion of the lie that Israel deliberately targets civilians

In the past couple of days we have already documented here two instances of BBC promotion and amplification of the false claim that Israel deliberately targets civilians in the Gaza Strip (see here and here) in written reports on the BBC News website.Knell filmed PCHR

On July 9th the BBC Jerusalem Bureau’s Yolande Knell produced a filmed report – broadcast to television audiences around the world and also promoted to millions more on the BBC News website under the title “Gaza death toll rises as air strikes continue” – which amplified and promoted the same inaccurate claim from the head of a political NGO – the PCHR.

In that report, the BBC aired footage of Raji Sourani saying:

“This is a third consecutive war against Gaza since 2008 and Israel always, I mean, do target the civilians and they are in the eye of the storm.”

In actual fact, Israel of course does its utmost to avoid civilian casualties in a territory in which terrorists fire missiles from, and store military grade weapons in, residential areas – turning the local civilian population into human shields.

On three separate occasions now the BBC has deliberately amplified what it knows full well to be a lie propagated for the purpose of political propaganda.  That is not accurate and impartial journalism: it is self-conscription to the public relations campaign of a terrorist organisation and its supporters.  


8 comments on “Third example of BBC promotion of the lie that Israel deliberately targets civilians

  1. The BBC has, once again, become a major source of vicious hatred against Jews and Israel in the English speaking world. One can only shudder if you thinks about what hey are broadcasting on their Arabic and Parsi services.They accuse Israel or targeting civilians but totally ignore the fact the every rocket and missile that Hamas has fired has been directed at the Israeli civilian population in cities, towns and settlements, almost all of which are with the “Green Line”.

    The BBC and others, like SKYNews, have failed to report that Hamas is preventing the people of Gaza from leaving their homes when warned by Israel that their houses which are being used as rocket launching sites, will be attacked. Hamas’ actions have been reported by Palestinian TV which broadcasted a Hamas spokesman telling people not to leave their homes!

    The BBC and other British media are using the Palestinian/Israeli conflict to justify the on going hatred of Jews which has been evident in the UK for hundreds of years. The sad thing is that Jew hating Jews, like Sir Gerald Kaufman MP (Labour), are in the forefront of the hate war against Israel and close their eyes to the atrocities committed by Islamic terrorists, or as the Islamaphobic media call them, “Militants, all in the name of Islam, in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan the Maghreb and East and West Africa.

    200,000 (20,000 children) plus dead in Syria, thousands of Muslim killed by NATO, hundreds killed in Drone attacks all over the place and now 100 “dead” or “maybe dead” like in the 2nd Lebanon War, in Gaza’s Hamastan. sworn to destroy Israel and the Jewish People, and Israel is the bad one? Double standards have nothing on the bias shown by the BBC again Israel ans Jews.

    Hitler would have been very proud of the BBC!

  2. The question people should be asking is not:

    Why has Israel killed so many civilians (and after a week of massive bimbing it is an incredibly low number).


    Why have so many Hamas “operatives” managed to flee and hide? How are they launching hundreds of rockets and not being killed?

    Clearly Hamas has built shelters for its own operatives while leaving the civilians to be PR fodder.

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