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Palestine journalists hail Andrew Marr after disclosing Israel crimes against Gaza children

BBC broadcaster Andrew Marr [Chris Boland/Flickr]
BBC broadcaster Andrew Marr [Chris Boland/Flickr]

Palestinian Journalists’ Club (PJC) yesterday hailed BBC broadcaster Andrew Marr after he disclosing Israel’s crimes against Palestinian children in Gaza, the Safa news agency reported.

Marr had been rebuked by the BBC on the grounds that he had breached its editorial guidelines when he accused Israel of killing “lots of Palestinian kids”.

In a statement, the PJC called for the BBC to stand of the side of humanity and remain objective in reporting the news and not to ignore the Israeli crimes against Palestinian civilians.

It stressed that the occupation’s violations amount to “flagrant war crimes and crimes against humanity and they cannot be covered up.”

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The BBC broadcaster said in April as he was speaking about the killing of Syrian children by chemical weapons at the hands of the Assad regime: “And the Middle East is aflame again. I mean there’s lots of Palestinian kids being killed further south as well by the Israeli forces,” referring to the killing of Palestinian children in Gaza.

The BBC claimed that Andrew Marr had “risked misleading audiences on a material point,” noting that he was in breach of its editorial guidelines.

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