Sunday, September 25, 2016

Again, No BBC coverage of energy sector agreements between Israel and the PA - by Hadar Sela

...Given that the topic of the chronic electricity crisis is a regular feature in BBC reporting from the Gaza Strip (and frequently inaccurately attributed to Israel), one might have expected the corporation to report this news. However, neither of those examples of cooperation between Israel and the PA has received any BBC coverage.

Hadar Sela..
BBC Watch..
25 September '16..

The topic of Israel’s withholding of tax revenue transfers to the Palestinian Authority has cropped up time and time again in the BBC’s Middle East coverage over the years. However, the BBC has repeatedly failed to adequately inform audiences of the relevant context of the PA’s massive debt to the Israel Electric Corporation and the reasons why that debt has accumulated.

Last week an agreement was reached in an effort to try to solve the perennial problem of that PA debt to the IEC.

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