Last month we noted the predictable absence of any BBC coverage of the annual
paramilitary summer camps organised by the terrorist groups Hamas and Palestinian
Islamic Jihad for children and youth in the Gaza Strip. Now Palestinian Media
Watch brings us news of another terror glorifying children’s summer camp.
This one, however, did not take place in the Gaza Strip and was not run
by Islamist terror groups.
“As part of the closing ceremony of a summer camp for Palestinian
children organized by the Palestinian National Committee of Summer Camps and
the Fatah Movement, Palestinian children performed a play showing the alleged
“cruel attitude of the Zionist jailer towards our [Palestinian] heroic
The summer camp was named after terrorist Muhammad Al-Shubaki, who
stabbed and wounded an Israel soldier at the entrance to the Al-Fawwar refugee
camp on Nov. 25, 2015. The terrorist’s father spoke at the closing ceremony of
the summer camp, expressing his “pride and thanks for the gesture of
memorializing the heroic Martyrs.””
The BBC’s profile of Fatah continues to inform audiences that the movement “signed a declaration rejecting attacks on
civilians in Israel and committing themselves to peace and co-existence.”
As long as the corporation continues to avoid reporting cases of blatant glorification of terrorism by the PA’s dominant party Fatahsuch as this summer camp, audiences will of course be unable to
put that supposed Fatah ‘commitment’ to “peace and co-existence” into its
appropriate context and the BBC will continue to fail to meet its purpose remit of building
“understanding of international issues”.