As we know, the BBC Jerusalem Bureau’s Yolande Knell was very busy last Saturday in Gaza preparing no fewer than four reports on the subject of a TV talent show. Obviously, that pressing task prevented her from getting round to informing BBC audiences of the fact that on the same day the ruling Hamas terrorist organization executed two men by hanging for ‘collaboration’.
“The Hamas-run minister of interior said that the two men, who were not identified by name, were executed by hanging after a “military court” in the Gaza Strip found them guilty of “collaboration with Israeli occupation.”
A statement released by the ministry said that the executions were carried out “in accordance with our religion and the Palestinian law.” “
There is of course a problem with that last claim because according to Palestinian law, all death penalties must be approved by the PA President before they are carried out.
“The attorney-general in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Jaber,[….] dismissed criticism that the executions were being carried out in violation of Palestinian law because they had not been approved by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
“There is no real president of the Palestinian Authority,” Jaber said. “There is only a nominal president. The Palestinian government in the Gaza Strip is the legitimate government and it seeks to look after the people’s security.” “
One might have thought that it would be important for the BBC to inform its audiences around the world of the fact that 1.6 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are being forcefully subjected to a separate ‘make it up as you go along’ theocracy-based legal system which acts in contravention of the laws adopted by their internationally recognized representatives.
But apparently the BBC thought that a reality show was much more newsworthy.