Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The BBC’s continuing silence on Gaza smuggling - by Hadar Sela

...As regular readers know, since the end of the 2014 conflict between Israel and Hamas, the BBC has shown no interest (see related articles below) in informing its audiences of terror-related smuggling attempts. The result is that when the BBC tells its audiences that “Israel says” the restrictions on the import of weapons and dual-use goods into the Gaza Strip are for reasons of security, they have insufficient information to be able to put that statement – and the restrictions themselves – into the correct context.

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

Yet another episode of smuggling goods into the Gaza Strip for use by Hamas recently came to light.

“The southern district’s district attorney for criminal matters filed an indictment on Sunday with the Be’er Sheva District Court against a Gazan merchant who smuggled diving equipment into the Strip without a permit and sold it to Hamas’s military wing.[…]

The defendant, 40-year-old Abed Skalla, is also charged with, inter alia, four counts of committing security offenses by contacting a foreign agent, providing services to an unauthorized association, and aggravated fraud.”

Apparently this is not an isolated case.

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