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June 27, 2007

BBC-Hamas Connection?

The Jerusalem Post reports that, according to Israeli intelligence, a Hamas member, "a close associate of senior Hamas officials," and possibly a terrorist operative is also a BBC employee.

The article further notes that although Israeli security recommended against allowing the Hamas member into Gaza, Israel acceded to the BBC's request that he be granted access to the territory, supposedly to help negotiate the release of BBC reporter Alan Johnston. A few days after his arrival in Gaza, the man "informed his BBC employers that Johnston was not being held by Hamas and therefore the group had little influence over his captors."

The broadcaster denied the charge, asserting in a statement that "BBC does not employ anyone who is a member of Hamas or any other Palestinian faction."

Read the whole story here.

Posted by GI at June 27, 2007 10:45 AM

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