Thursday, June 28, 2007


It seems that Hamas has done more in recent times than just take control of the Gaza Strip. The Jerusalem Post reports that the Islamic movement has also infiltrated the British taxpayer funded BBC - Israel lets Hamas member enter Gaza.

"Defense officials told The Jerusalem Post that a week ago, a request came from the BBC asking that a Palestinian employee of the news company who is believed to be a close associate of senior Hamas officials be allowed to enter Gaza.

The employee, who lives in Gaza, had traveled to Egypt with his wife for medical reasons and the BBC told Israeli officials that they believed he could assist in negotiating Johnston's release.

The Shin Bet objected to the BBC request, saying that the employee was actually a member of Hamas, and perhaps even a terrorist operative.

In the end, however, the Defense Ministry decided to allow him to to enter Israel from Jordan via the Allenby Bridge and then to enter northern Gaza through the Erez crossing."

This raises the question as to how many other Hamas operatives have infiltrated news gathering organs around the world. In any event, whatever credibility the BBC had left has now gone down the sewer.

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