BBC’s Davies presents anecdote as ‘analysis’ of legal opinion

BBC Watch

An article entitled “Israel rules out charges over Gaza Dalou family deaths” appeared in the Middle East section of the BBC News website on April 14th 2013. The item relates to the findings of the Military Advocate General’s Corps in an investigation into an incident during ‘Operation Pillar of Cloud’ in which twelve people were killed in an IDF airstrike on November 18th 2012. 

Dalou article

The report claims that:

“More than 150 Gazans and six Israelis were killed in the brief but brutal conflict last year, named Operation Pillar of Defence by Israel.

Most of those killed were civilians, according to UN figures.”

Whilst the BBC does not specify which UN body or agency it is quoting, it seems likely that it may be basing that statement on one of severalreports by UN OCHA. Alternatively, the intention could be to refer to the UN HRC report of…

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