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.
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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