This is a headline that was in the I News
The arrogance of the BBC is staggering. As that story broke the BBC reported
‘More than 460 rockets have been fired into Israel by militants since Monday night, while Israeli aircraft have hit 160 militant targets in response.
Seven Palestinians, several of them militants, died in the strikes on Gaza, while a Palestinian civilian was killed in a rocket attack in southern Israel.’
If you read the full story you can sort out cause and effect. Israel sent in an under cover special forces unit into Gaza. They were discovered. There was a flare up with Hamas soldiers. Israel used air power and tanks in order to extract their soldiers. Seven Palestinians and one Israeli infiltrator were killed. Hamas fired rockets into Israel in response to the killings. Israel responded to the rockets by demolishing a number of buildings which it claims were Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
The BBC appears incapable of saying that Israel initiated the violence and Hamas retaliated. The BBC states that Palestinians die as a result of Israeli attacks but Hamas rockets kill one person (a Palestinian from the occupied West Bank).
The BBC repeats that Hamas does not recognise Israel’s right to exist, but never states that Israel’s occupation and settlements have made a Palestinian state impossible.
BBC please note:-
The Israeli occupied territories are illegally occupied.
Israel is the aggressor, stealing land and water and it is establishing an Apartheid regime.
An Israeli armed attack is not an ‘incursion’.
Israel refuses to recognise Palestinian borders or rights.
Boycott Divestment and Sanctions of Israel was asked for by Palestinian civil society.
Israel kills Palestinians, they did not die in an attack.
BBC misreporting was specifically pointed out in a report called ‘Labour, Antisemitism and the News- A disinformation paradigm’.
While the BBC has refuses to adopt honest reporting on the oppression of the Palestinians, we should take their offer to help us identify fake news with a kilo sized packet of salt. Both the salt and BBC reports on Palestine are indigestible.