BBC office doused in red paint in apparent protest at refusal to call Hamas terrorists

The offices of the BBC were doused in red paint in an apparent protest against the broadcaster’s refusal to call Hamas a terror organization.

The broadcaster has come under widespread criticism for not using the word “terrorist” to describe the Hamas assault that killed more than 1,300 people in Israel, most of them civilians.

The BBC claims it avoids the word as part of its efforts at neutrality even though Hamas is a banned terrorist organization in Britain. Its members — or those found guilty of inviting support for it — can be jailed for up to 14 years under UK law.

The BBC offices are also near the starting point of a mass pro-Palestinian protest being held in London.

 

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