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"Children" or "Terrorists"? PMW rejects BBC’s apology

Itamar Marcus  |




  • BBC and UN accuse Israel of killing “children” in Jenin when in fact they were armed terrorists
  • BBC’s libel went even further: "Israeli forces are happy to kill children"
  • After broad condemnation, BBC issued a so-called “apology” – but only because the “questioning was not phrased well"
  • Neither the UN nor BBC has admitted that the “children” were in fact armed terrorists

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Yesterday, Palestinian Media Watch tweeted the above video that shows BBC host Anjana Gadgil stating that “the Israeli forces are happy to kill children” during an interview with former Israel PM Bennett. Gadgil also said 4 Palestinian teenagers who were killed in Jenin were “children,” citing the UN for this definition. However, PMW exposed that at least 3 of the 4 “children” were terrorists, belonging to 3 different terror organizations: The Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Fatah’s terror wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades. Various terrorist websites posted photos of them posing with automatic rifles. These are the UN and BBC’s “children”:



[Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades - Jenin Brigade, Telegram channel, July 3, 2023] 

[Fatah Shabiba Youth Movement, Telegram channel, July 3, 2023] 

[Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades - Teleprocessing Corps, Telegram channel, July 3, 2023 (left photo) and "The Martyrs' Eagle," Telegram channel, July 3, 2023 (right photo)


In the video, which PMW is sending to the UN and to BBC, PMW invites them to apologize to Israel for defining terrorists as “children”:


[, and BBC, July 4, 2023]


To make the teen terrorists look like innocent victims, Fatah’s Commission of Information and Culture posted these 3 pictures of the teen terrorists:

In addition to PMW’s tweet critical of the BBC and the UN, many organizations sent formal complaints over the BBC broadcaster’s accusation that Israeli forces “are happy to kill children.” BBC issued a shameful so-called “apology,” justifying the faulty line of questioning and merely “apologizing” for the “language used”: "While this was a legitimate subject to examine in the interview, we apologize that the language used in this line of questioning was not phrased well and was inappropriate."

Neither the BBC nor the UN have apologized or admitted that they are creating cover for armed terrorists, and for playing a central role in the PA’s war propaganda, by calling them “children” and blaming Israel for their deaths.

While the death of a child is always tragic, the guilty ones who must be held accountable by the UN and all decent media, are the child abusing leaders of the Palestinian Authority, for indoctrinating children to fight and seek Martyrdom death.

Nour Al-Din Marshoud, Ali Al-Ghoul, and Majdi Ar’arawi – Palestinian teen terrorists aged 16, 17, and 17 respectively who were killed during Israel’s Operation Home and Garden, a counter-terror operation in Jenin that started on July 3, 2023. Marshoud and Ar’arawi were members of the Islamic Jihad terror organization, while Al-Ghoul was a member of Hamas.

2023 Operation Home and Garden - an Israeli counter-terror operation in Jenin that lasted from July 3-5, 2023. The operation targeted terror infrastructure in the city, and particularly the Islamic Jihad-affiliated terror group the Jenin Brigade, after 50 terror attacks had originated from the city and 19 terrorists had fled to it since the start of 2023. Israeli soldier David Yehuda Yitzhak, 23, was killed during the operation, while at least 18 Palestinian terrorists were killed and over 300 terror suspects were arrested. During the operation, Israeli forces attacked a terror headquarters located next to a medical clinic and two schools, one of them belonging to UNRWA. Several weapons factories were discovered containing hundreds of explosives and weapons caches. Terrorists opened fire on Israeli forces from within a mosque in the Jenin refugee camp, and after gaining control of the site, the Israeli forces discovered weapons caches including explosives and entrances to underground tunnels in the mosque's basement.


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