Once Again, the BBC Refuses to Report on Palestinian Authority Glorification of Terrorism
As is common knowledge by now, the BBC Jerusalem bureau’s Yolande Knell recently produced TV and audio reports from Hebron that — like the rest of the BBC’s coverage of the ongoing wave of terror attacks in Israel — made no effort to inform audiences of the role played by the Palestinian Authority in inciting such attacks, and its related glorification of terrorism.
In recent days, the Palestinian Authority has held state funerals with military honors for terrorists who were killed while carrying out attacks on Israelis. Palestinian Authority officials were present at the funerals of five terrorists in Hebron on October 31st.
Israeli’s Channel 10 also reports that PA President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered financial grants to be paid to the families of the terrorists killed while carrying out attacks. According to Channel 10’s Arab affairs correspondent, Zvi Yehezkeli, this is the first time that terrorists have been given military funerals by the PA, and the order to do so came directly from Abbas. Yehezkeli adds that although the PA officially bans the flying of Hamas flags in Hebron, such flags were permitted at the recent funerals there.
The BBC refrained from covering any and all aspects of those recent funerals, meaning that BBC audiences remain uninformed about the PA’s glorification of terrorism, as well as its incitement. Therefore, they are deprived of vital information necessary for them to understand this particular “international issue” — information that the BBC’s charter obliges it to provide.