BBC Arabic sweetens up terrorists

BBC Watch

A filmed report from BBC Arabic’s Sam Farah which appeared on the Middle East page of the BBC News website on April 16th 2013 waxes lyrical about the confectionery skills of two of the terrorists released to the Gaza Strip under the terms of the Shalit deal in 2011.

Terrorists Knafe Gaza

Of course Farah does not describe the men as terrorists – instead using the generalised terms “inmates” and “prisoners” – and he completely neglects to inform viewers of the distinctly less than sweet reasons behind the incarceration of the two.  

Nader Abu Turki from Hebron was a senior Hamas operative who was arrested in November 2002 and convicted of conspiracy to murder, stone-throwing, planting bombs and membership of the military wing of Hamas. According to one youth (17 years old at the time) conscripted to Hamas by Abu Turki, he was selected to carry out a suicide bombing attack…

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