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Ian Duncan Smith

"Surely it is time that our national broadcasters, not just, but including the BBC, stopped describing Hamas and Jihad with such euphemisms as radical and militant."

 

 
The View From Here - Israel

British Tory leader, Iain Duncan Smith

December 12th was another day of suffering in Israel with ten Israelis killed and forty injured from bombs and gunfire in an attack on a bus.

The Palestinian spokespeople condemned Israel when the IDF struck at carefully selected targets, blaming Israel for provoking violence.

The BBC, as usual, preferred to follow the Palestinian lead rather than accept the facts from Israeli officials.

This is how the BBC reported on the Israeli response to the mass killings. "Four Palestinians have been killed as Israeli helicopters launched a missile strike on a Palestinian neighbourhood in the Gaza Strip. The helicopters attacked twice, hitting a residential area near the Khan Yunis refugee camp. Two Palestinians, who were in the cemetary at the time, were killed in the first strike. More people gathered there when the helicopters attacked again, killing two more people."

This reporting leaves the impression that Israel attacked and killed innocent Palestinians as they were paying their respects at a local cemetery , and more as they sat in their homes.

The truth of the matter was that four members of Fatah had been shelling Israeli villages with mortar attacks about midnight from inside a cemetery.

The helicopter strike surprised and killed the four terrorists.

These Fatah terrorists had been responsible for numerous mortar attacks against Israeli civilian targets.

Later that night, Israeli helicopters also attacked a building which was used by the Abu-Rish terrorist group.

It also destroyed an unfinished building in which members of the PFLP were hiding. These facts were available to the BBC who deliberately chose not to report the incident in a truthful and fair manner.

Even certain British political leaders are getting fed up with the BBS biased reporting. British Tory leader, Iain Duncan Smith, was forced to declare,

"Surely it is time that our national broadcasters, not just, but including the BBC, stopped describing Hamas and Jihad with such euphemisms as radical and militant.

Let us call them what they are. They are terrorist organisations. Such fudging of what Hamas or Islamic Jihad are confers some sort of legitimacy on people who are terrorists."

Well said, Mr Smith ! Wish there were more like you.

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