Truly Shameful BBC Israeli Propaganda 585

In a genuinely outrageous piece of victim blaming, BBC News just blamed Palestinian intransigence in refusing to accept Israeli annexation of the West Bank for the deaths of Palestinian children caused by the Israeli blockade of medical supplies to Gaza.

This is a precise quote from the BBC TV News presenter headline at 10.30am:

“The lives of hundreds of sick Palestinian children are being put at risk because of the latest downturn in relations between their leaders and Israel last month. The Palestinian President said his government was giving up on past peace agreements because of Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank. That decision stopped co-operation on many security and civil matters including medical and travel permits.”

There followed a heart rending piece by BBC Middle East correspondent Yolande Knell featuring Palestinian children in Gaza dying of varous medical conditions and their distraught mothers.

The entire piece very plainly blamed Palestinian officials for the situation.

The BBC did not blame Israel for placing a blockade illegally preventing pharmaceuticals and medical supplies from entering Gaza – the basic reason the children cannot be treated at home.

The BBC did not blame Israel for blockading in illegally the civilian population of Gaza, so that these children cannot freely leave for treatment in Europe without Israeli clearance.

The BBC did not point out that the proposed annexation of the West Bank is illegal, has been condemned by the UN Secretary General and by 95% of the governments of the world, and will precipitate great violence.

No, the BBC blamed the Palestinians.

“Accept the illegal annexation of still more of your land, or small children will die and it will be your fault”.
That is a line the BBC are perfectly happy to push out on behalf of Israel. It is an astonishing moment for the UK state propagandist. It is important we do not ourselves become complacent at this absolutely unacceptable behaviour.


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  • Gav

    I’m reminded of the end of Graham Greene’s ‘Ministry of Fear’, when after being caught red-handed, the dastardly Mrs Bellairs exclaims, “They don’t hang women. Not in this war,” to which a reply is given: “We may hang more people, ma’am…than the papers tell you about.”

    How long before Maxwell trips and falls on a couple of bullets? Teehee.

    • OnlyHalfALooney

      Maybe she’ll mysteriously manage to padlock herself into a hold-all in the bathroom of an MI5 safehouse like that GCHQ fellow.

  • Border Bus

    BBC news – where is your Sunday night “royalty” item.
    If you are struggling for something about Kate/Catherine – Andrew is right there

  • Mohamed Kanji

    It is sick that he lis allowed to publish this article. If anyone had even done the reverse, one would be condemned of antisemitism. It seems to me that the Jewish community needs to discredit and condemn such writers.

  • Iain+Orr

    Does anyone know the link to register to follow the 7 July preliminary hearing of Craig’s case in Edinburgh?

  • Republicofscotland

    So the British government has bought with taxpayers money all £400 million pounds worth a bankrupt satellite company in London called OneWeb. Its headquarters are an old BBC building, Johnson has been spinning this as creating British jobs in a hi-tech industry, however the mini satellites are built in Florida, and the company tax dodges through it being incorporated in the Channel Islands.

    This purchase could be used to try and syphon away business from Scotland that currently has a thriving mini satellite industry.

  • Maya malek

    We all must boycott BBC. And all organizations and entities that supports. APARTHEID ZIONIST REGIME..

  • Giyane

    Fantastic News.

    Today Dominic Raab announced that UK will sanction the US, Israel and itself, plus its allies in Kurdistan,Barzani and Turkey, Erdogan, for Serious Breaches of Human Rights. Any person or country persecuting innocent people, such as chopping up journalists and disposing in black bags, or chemically drugging innocent people like Assange or Millions of Renditioned innocents in USUKIS controlled prisons; anybody shooting at innocent civilians like IDF soldiers at Palestinian men women and children; anyone murdering sovereign leaders like Gadaffi in targeted cold blooded murder without trial: these individuals and perpetrators will all now face sanctions.

    David Cameron will have his £20 million gypsy caravan impounded at a charge of £50 K per day and he will be fined for harnessing himself up and putting himself in the shafts during lockdown.

    In short, Bojo’s Britain is the laughing stock of the whole world.

    • John A

      And apropos Rabb, the ghastly MI6 mouthpiece the Guardian, repeats the lie that Magninsky was a lawyer.

      • Ingwe

        And the equally repellant BBC. All its new reports have referred to the civil rights lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. They then hosted that well dodgy Browder fool for a commentary. Irony is so fucking dead.

  • speedy

    It’s not only the BBC. It’s their mini-me the ABC Australian Brainwashing Corporattion.
    This morning (7th July) they broadcast blatant lies concerning Bill Browder and the Magnitsky Act.
    The cat has been out of the bag on this embarrassing scandal for months now. Der Spiegel blew the whistle big time but the ABC keeps parroting the but US govt. bullshit.

    They’re part of the Five Spies (or is it Five Lies?) Broadcasting Corporation.

    Thank Dog for podcasts or we’d never know the truth.

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