BBC admits errors in its coverage of the Israel war after being criticized for its refusal to label Hamas as “terrorists”.

The BBC has admitted making mistakes in its coverage of the Israel-Hamas war.

His country director referred to a reporter’s speculation that Israel had fired a rocket that landed outside a hospital in Gaza.

The BBC's Rhodri Talfan Davies said of the Beeb's Hamas-Israel coverage:


The BBC’s Rhodri Talfan Davies said of the Beeb’s Hamas-Israel coverage: “We made it very clear that we got it wrong.”Photo credit: Alamy

Rhodri Talfan Davies said: “Mistakes happen in reporting.

“It is an incredibly confusing picture as there are huge amounts of live broadcasts taking place.

“We made it very clear that we did something wrong.”

Still, he defended the BBC for not calling Hamas “terrorists.”

He said: “We have not taken a single step back when it comes to describing the horror of these attacks on the community.”

He spoke at a debate organized by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism.

David Jordan, director of editorial standards, said: “I can accept the criticism that has been made about our reporting.

“But the idea that the BBC endorses anti-Semitism at all, or has anti-Semitism at its core?

“I just can’t agree.”

Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a WSTNewsPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined WSTNewsPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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