BBC policy of ignoring Gaza smuggling continues

More attempts to smuggle restricted items into the Gaza Strip were thwarted last week.

Photo credit: Ministry of Defense, Twitter

Photo credit: Ministry of Defense, Twitter

“The Crossing Security Services Authority in the Defense Ministry thwarted an attempted smuggling into the Gaza Strip of commando knives on Tuesday.

The discovery of the knives was made by the authority and the Shin Bet at the Kerem Shalom border crossing on the Strip’s Egypt-Israel border on a shipment of plumbing tools.

 Two crates, concealed between different plumbing tools, were found to contain the professional commando knives, 30cm in length.”

In addition:

“Officials also recently intercepted a shipment destined for the Palestinian electric company in Gaza containing concealed graphite strips, the Government Press Office said in a statement, noting the raw material is often used to make rocket fuel.”

As has consistently been the case for many months (see ‘related articles’ below), there was no BBC coverage of these latest smuggling attempts.  That of course means that when the BBC states (as it frequently does) that “Israel says” that the restrictions on the import of weapons and dual-use goods into the Gaza Strip are for reasons of security, audiences have an insufficient understanding of the background and the facts to be able to put that statement – and the restrictions themselves – into the correct context.  

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Smuggling of rocket fuel to Gaza thwarted: BBC yawns and ignores

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Israel seizes chemicals bound for Gaza – BBC yawns

BBC silent on latest Gaza Strip smuggling attempt





3 comments on “BBC policy of ignoring Gaza smuggling continues

  1. Pingback: 08/17 Links Pt2: Germany’s State-run Broadcaster Peddles Anti-Israel Water Libel; Has the ADL lost the plot? – 24/6 Magazine

  2. The BBC’s disgraceful policy in encouraging the Palestinians to wipe Israel off the map is further exposed in in article by Dr Taj Hargey (the Imam of the Oxford Islamic Congregation) in today’s UK Daily Mail – in which the BBC’s antics in inviting Choudary virtually to publicly approve the murder of Lee Rigby on the BBC’s “Today” programme.
    For how much longer is the BBC to be allowed its treacherous and traitorous campaign ?

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