A former boss at BBC has reportedly said that the corporation’s refusal to call Hamas a terrorist organization has fueled antisemitism, making the world a more dangerous place for Jews.
The BBC has made a habit of referring to Hamas as a militant group, despite being designated as a terrorist organization by the British government. The group is responsible for the slaughter, torture, and abductions of hundreds of Jews since its surprise attack on October 7.
The Daily Mail reported that Danny Cohen, a former television executive at the BBC, claimed that the corporation’s refusal to accurately report on Hamas will have “dangerous, real-world consequence.”
Cohen’s comments come just days after a BBC correspondent in the Middle East suggested that the bombing of Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza City was more than likely the result of an Israeli airstrike.
Neither Israel nor Hamas have taken responsibility for the attack. Officials all over the world are actively attempting to find out details about the blast that ended the lives of hundreds of people.
Cohen took his thoughts to the Telegraph, writing: “Other media organizations picked up their line. Across the world, people believed Israel was responsible for the bombing of a hospital. More anti-Semitic violence and anger followed.”
“Again and again, the BBC seems to have a problem when it comes to the Jewish State,” Cohen wrote.
The Daily Mail reported that the Met Police said the prevalence of antisemitic behavior has skyrocketed by a whopping 1,350% since the crisis in the Middle East unfolded, which began with Hamas’ attack on the Jewish state on October 7.
Cohen continued his criticism of the BBC, writing: “It might seem hard to imagine that the BBC could embarrass itself more than its sickening refusal to recognise the beheading of babies, the rape of teenage girls and the kidnapping of disabled children as terrorism.”
“Even when its perpetrator, Hamas, is legally defined in the UK as a terrorist organisation,” he added. “And even when multiple examples emerged this week of the BBC using the words ‘terrorist’ and ‘terrorism’ in its reporting of other tragedies the corporation held its line and brazenly ignored its own hypocrisy.”
Earlier this week, an emergency responder in Israel claimed that he and his team recovered a number of mutilated bodies belonging to a single family that were killed during Hamas’ brutal attacks against the Jewish state. But before they were killed, the terrorists apparently ate a meal the family had prepared for a Jewish holiday.
The emergency responder, Yossi Landau, said “[t]he bodies were tortured” before going into detail about the situation he saw. Landau noted that this was not just a killing, but that the family was tortured before they were eventually killed. He also said that he believes family members would have been forced to watch the others being tortured right in front of them, saying, “Fingers being… Fingers being,” he said, reportedly holding back tears, according to the report.
Around 1,400 Israelis were killed in Hamas’ attack against the Jewish state, and Israel has responded by going on the offensive. At the time of this report, Israel has killed about 3,000 Palestinians in retaliation to Hamas’ acts of terrorism.
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