PA honours for murderers ignored by the BBC

As regular readers will be aware, the topic of the Palestinian Authority’s glorification of terrorism is one which remains – along with incitement and the funding of convicted terrorists – consistently unreported by the BBC.No news

It therefore came as no surprise to see that the BBC’s regional correspondents avoided the following story altogether.

On May 9th the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported that:

“Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs [and PA Parliament Member] Issa Karake…  [visited the] families of prisoners sentenced to life, together with a delegation of the commission.[…] Karake awarded plaques of honor to the prisoners’ families.”

The three prisoners whose families were officially honoured are serving sentences for their part in the October 2000 lynching of two Israeli reservists – Vadim Nurzhitz and Yossi Avrahami – in Ramallah.

As has been noted here in the past, a number of inaccurate BBC reports on that incident are still available on the BBC News website.

Whilst the BBC on the one hand devotes considerable amounts of airtime and column space to the topic of the ‘peace process’, on the other hand it systematically avoids informing its audiences about such examples of the Palestinian Authority’s glorification of terrorism, despite their being a crucial part of the story it claims to tell.



5 comments on “PA honours for murderers ignored by the BBC

  1. The BBC will not report any negative actions by the Palestinians because they are the BBC’s favourite ‘victims.’

    And Mahmoud Abbas is an extreme hypocrite. On the one hand he pretends to be a ‘partner for peace’ with Israel and on the other he names squares and sports stadiums after Arab terrorists – in fact, the more atrocities they commit and the more Israeli innocents they kill the more he appreciates and honours them.

  2. David Horowitz alludes to the October 2000 lynching in this passionate attack on the media:

    His ire is directed towards CNN and “other television networks,” in which category he no doubt included the BBC.

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