BBC Watch

On February 26th 2013 the BBC News website’s Middle East page featured a filmed report made by the BBC Arabic Service about a recycling plant in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. 

Gaza recycling

At 01:07 BBC Arabic Service reporter Rashid Sekkai informs audiences:

“With Israel’s blockade tightened in 2007 when Hamas came to power, restricting the transit of goods and people into and out of the territory, those in charge of the green push had to make the plant equipment locally.”

Leaving aside the euphemistic description of the violent Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip and the resulting collapse of rule there by the Palestinian Authority (the body recognised internationally as the legal government of the Palestinian people), this statement seems particularly odd in light of the fact that it is mentioned earlier on in the report that the recycling project is funded by the United Nations. 

As is well…

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Please send me, as a comment to this page, any old material you have for inclusion in The Daily Joke Alert - to help enable us all to have our fancy tickled regularly! Never mind the state it's in as I tidy everything up prior to publication. Don't let good material go to waste - and so much does. In the interests of the environment we should always try to re-cycle everything, especially jokes. You know that makes sense! You may find some historical stuff here, but this does not really matter as humor is fairly timeless.

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