BBC source featured in report on links between terror groups and NGOs

As readers may recall, the ‘Palestinian Center for Human Rights’ (PCHR) was the source of baseless allegations of Israeli ‘war crimes’ which appeared in BBC content less than 24 hours after the start of the summer 2014 conflict between Israel and Hamas.

The group’s director was interviewed by the BBC on several occasions during that conflict and, as has been noted here previously, the PCHR is one of several NGOs uncritically quoted and promoted by the BBC despite being active in the lawfare campaign against Israel.

Moreover, the PCHR was one of the sources used by UNOCHA for the compilation of casualty figures and civilian/combatant ratios in the Gaza Strip during the 2014 conflict. Those figures were unquestioningly quoted, promoted – and even defended – by the BBC without any independent verification having taken place and they continue to be cited in its content.

The PCHR is one of the organisations appearing (see page 54 here) in a report recently published by Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs which documents links between terrorist organisations and NGOs promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.

The BBC never did provide its funding public with a satisfactory explanation as to why it uncritically promoted the PCHR’s unproven allegations of ‘war crimes’ literally from day one of the 2014 conflict or why its reporting on casualty figures was based on unverified information provided by the PCHR and other organisations which make no secret of the fact that they are active in a political campaign of lawfare against Israel.

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4 comments on “BBC source featured in report on links between terror groups and NGOs

  1. We are now starting to see what the nitty gritty of the BBC is all about, promoting and allowing spokesmen from lawfare agencies and probably funding their expenses as well from our money, allowing them to act as ‘experts’ in their coverage of events in Israel and the Middle East. Shameful bias and anti-Israel propaganda being exposed daily now. It is time to stop this shameful attempt at the deligitimization of Israel https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/700/623/910/

  2. Meanwhile, Soeren Kern of the Gatestone Institute lists this loony-tweet on January 9 from the BBC, since deleted, in his review of “A Month of Multiculturalism in Britain.”

    “…January 9. In a now-deleted tweet, the BBC asked viewers if they “respected the decision” of a teenager who had fled Saudi Arabia after renouncing Islam. The tweet read, “18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled Saudi Arabia as she said her family would kill her for choosing to leave Islam — do you respect her decision?” Irate readers responded on Twitter with comments such as, “You’re a waste of taxpayer’s money,” and the BBC rapidly deleted the tweet. A BBC spokesperson said, “We accept that the original wording of our tweet did not reflect the question being posed on air and was open to misinterpretation.” The BBC had previously stirred up controversy with a tweet asking, “What is the right punishment for blasphemy?”…”

    On January 28 Kern also lists comedian Russell Howard having stated that the BBC made him re-record a joke about the Islamic State terror group, lest it offend them.

    “…January 28. Comedian Russell Howard revealed that the BBC required him to re-record a joke about the Islamic State in case it offended the jihadi group. Speaking about freedom of speech on Sky One’s “The Russell Howard Hour,” he recalled filming a segment for the BBC on the 2015 jihadi attacks in Paris. Howard said about ISIS, “they’re not Muslims, they’re terrorists” — a remark which drew cheers from the studio audience during filming. “At the end of filming, the BBC lost their minds, saying ‘You need to re-record it! You need to say ISIS aren’t *devout* Muslims,'” he recalled. “I was like, ‘Are you worried we are going to offend ISIS? Are they going to write in?'”…”

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13667/multiculturalism-britain-january

  3. It’s high time for the BBC to changes its name to its true loyalty – the ABC (Arab Broadcasting Company).

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