Tuesday, September 05, 2006

BBC's disgraceful conduct in Israel

Remarkably few people know that the key prisoner that Hezbollah seeks to release from Israel is Samir Kuntar who is guilty of one of the most despicable terrorist acts in history - he killed the family of Smadar Haran including her 4 year-old daughter by smashing her head against a rock - and who has never expressed remorse for it. I have written about this before and there is plenty of information on the internet about it (see here for example). It just so happens that a colleague of mine in Israel is a good friend of Smadar Haran. While I was in Israel in August he told me the following story that exposes the BBC as a corrupt terrorist-loving anti-semitic organisation (Smadar Haran has read this text and has approved it being published here):

At the end of July Smadar Haran was contacted by the BBC to ask if she was prepared to be interviewed for her views about the Lebanon war (which were presumably of general interest because of the stated Hezbullah intention to secure the release of Kuntar). She eventually agreed to the interview which was to take place at the Dan Accadia Hotel in Herzlia. When she arrived there the interviewer informed her that immediately prior to her own interview (which was to be shown live) the BBC was going to interview Kuntar's brother Basem Kuntar in Lebanon. Not suprisingly Smadar was not at all happy with this 'set-up' as the BBC had had ample time to let her know this beforehand. Still, as she had made the effort to come to the interview she reluctantly agreed to continue with it. Basem Quntar's interview took place in full and then the BBC switched to the interview with Smadar. But seconds into the interview the production team were told that the interview had to stop because of 'technical issues'. The BBC team at the hotel could not understand this as there had never before been 'technical' issues to stop doing such an interview. So the BBC ran an interview with the terrorist's brother but 'for technical reasons' were unable to provide an interview with the terrorist's victim.

What is almost certain of course is that the BBC never intended to interview the terrorist's victim but only ever wanted to interview the terrorist's brother. This was their despicable way of getting away with such a ploy while being able to claim 'even-handedness'.

Smadar Haran wanted to make the following additional comments about the 'interview':
  1. "I want to mention that after describing the killer's actions, I felt a kind of mockery from the reporter saying: We have just heared a graphic description of the murder which was brought by Mrs. Haran...
  2. A Short time after, the producer called and said that he has received many angry mails from listeners who were not willing to accept all this kind of behaviour.
  3. When I have called the Israeli Foreign Office for consulting, the response I got was that this is a typical and everyday behaviour of the BBC ."

1 comment:

JohnJacobs said...

One thing that is never spoken about when it comes to the issue of Kuntar, was the two eye witnesses who witnessed Kuntar killing little Einat. Their personal account was as follows:

"Me and my friend were at the beach at Naharya that day, just relaxing, it was dark and we could hear police sirens all around. We then heard a gun shot, so we rushed over to see what happened. We coincidentally had a pair of binoculars that day, what we saw a man (Samir Kuntar)struggling and drowning another man(that man was Danny Haran) in the sea, while a little girl was standing a couple of feet away and crying. We were planning how we could try to sneak up and approach to save them, because after all we would have to use alot of caution because we saw the terrorist carrying a rifle. Moments later, the terrorist (Kuntar) turned his attention towards the frightened little 4-year old. He took his rifle and then swung it across the little toddler's head, knocking her to the ground. As we watched as little Einat was knocked to the ground, we could hear her screaming and crying hysterically "mommy daddy help me," while thrashing her little legs around in the sand. The terrorist (Kuntar) then dragged the little toddler a couple of feet to the closest rock he could find, this was while she was crying and screaming. Kuntar, then laid her head down on a rock, with the intention of crushing it with the butt of his rifle. We could see the little toddler instinctively covering her head with her little arms, Kuntar struggled with her until he finally managed to clear her arms out of the way so that he could aim for the head, and then he proceeded on beating her over and over with the butt of his rifle and we could hear her little cries faded away as she was knocked into unconsciousness. Then, he beat her several more times for a couple of minutes more until police came. But it was too late because she was already dead."

According to medical examiners; "the little 4 year old put up a mighty struggle, she did receive several blows to her head until she died. Before Einat became unconcious blood rushed out of her ears. And to ensure she was dead, Kuntar continued on beating her over the head, as hard as he could, several more times until her skull was crushed and she was dead."