BBC Watch

Right at the bottom of an article which appeared on the BBC News website on April 1st concerning a new law banning mixed schools which is apparently due to be introduced by Hamas later this year, we find the following statement:

 “Israel, as well as the United States and the European Union, regard Hamas as a terrorist organisation.”

Hamas mixed schools ban

Whilst that statement – taken from the BBC’s profile of Hamas – is true (and a definite improvement upon some previous BBC reports in which Hamas has been described as being proscribed by Israel only), it is not entirely accurate because it does not include full representation of additional countries which also designate Hamas as a terrorist organization either entirely or in part. 

For example, Australia designates Hamas’ Izz al Din Al Qassam Brigades as a terrorist organisation, as does New Zealand since 2010. Canada has proscribed Hamas as a whole…

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