Israeli comedians have ruthlessly mocked the BBC’s reporting of the Al-Ahli hospital bombing in Gaza after the broadcaster was slammed for its coverage of the blast.
A BBC News banner on screen read: ‘Israel bombs hospital. 500 killed’ as the actress continued: ‘Israel has bombed a hospital killing hundreds of innocent people.’
She then shook her head and indicated to the person behind the camera for ‘more, more’. The banner’s death count then changed to ‘750 killed’, with the fake newsreader declaring this was ‘much better’.
The screen cut to mock BBC Middle East correspondent ‘Harry Whiteguilt’, who said: ‘Good evening Rachael from the illegal colony of Tel Aviv.
In the satirical show, the fake BBC newsreader said: ‘Good evening from London , here are some news from the war in Gaza’
‘Israeli officials have denied bombing the hospital, but we have video footage showing what really happened indeed.’
The footage that followed was a compilation of clips from the hospital blast – which including a paper plane flying over head, a scene from the movie Oppenheimer and an exploding bomb.
The newsreader said: ‘Absolutely shocking Harry.’ A new banner across the screen said ‘We love Hamas‘ with the BBC News logo next to it.
‘We got this video from Hamas the most credible not terrorist organisation in the world,’ correspondent Harry reported.
‘I’m sorry Rachael, I’ve got some terrible news. The United States Pentagon says it has evidence Israel did not bomb the hospital.’
Newsreader Rachael looked shocked and quickly backpedaled: ‘What? Well… I guess it’s going to be one of those things we can never be sure about. Like how the Jews knew about 9/11 and did not go to work that day,’ she said while winking.
‘No, they just published recordings of Hamas Freedom Fighters admitting they were the ones who fired the missiles by mistake,’ correspondent Harry clarified.
The show then played a recording from who they call ‘Jihad Militant #1’, who said: ‘My god, what a huge mistake. I fired our missile on our own hospital.’
Another militant replied: ‘It’s ok not a big deal. Maybe we had there a few gays. That’s life. You win some you lose some.’
Back in the studio, fake BBC journalist Rachael said again: ‘Well, I guess we’ll never know exactly what happened.’
Another audio clip by ‘Jihad Militant #1’ repeated: ‘No, no, we did it,’ but Rachael still insisted: ‘It’s just going to stay a mystery.’
A new banner across the screen in the satirical show read ‘We love Hamas’ with the BBC News logo next to it
The show then played a recording from who they call ‘Jihad Militant #1’, who said: ‘My god, what a huge mistake. I fired our missile on our own hospital.’ Another militant replied: ‘It’s ok not a big deal. Maybe we had there a few gays. That’s life. You win some you lose some’
Newsreader Rachael ended her newscast with the words: ‘Good night everyone and remember: Israel is ISIS’
‘Jihad Militant #2’ said: ‘It’s not a mystery. It’s us. Totally us. Only us.’
Both fake BBC employees looked uneasy, until Harry declared: ‘But it’s still Israel’s fault… because the Israel blockade prevented Hamas from getting proper functioning missiles and this is why tragic accidents like this happened indeed.’
Newsreader Rachael ended her newscast with the words: ‘Good night everyone and remember: Israel is ISIS.’
This comes after the BBC was slammed for its coverage of the blast and even Israel warned the broadcaster it could be stopped from reporting in the country for refusing to call Hamas terrorists.
The BBC admitted it was wrong to speculate that a rocket that hit a Gaza hospital was an ‘Israeli air strike’.
A senior Israeli official said the government could take action if the BBC continued ‘crossing the line in accordance with our laws’. It came after Israel’s president Isaac Herzog said its policy of referring to Hamas as militants was ‘atrocious’.
Israel’s communications ministry is currently looking at the possibility of closing Qatari owned Al Jazeera’s local bureau over claims its coverage was favourable to Hamas.
The BBC refers to Hamas as a ‘militant’ group rather than a terror group and described the slaughter of civilians as a ‘militant’ attack.
It has a long-standing policy of only using the term ‘terrorist’ when it is attributed to someone else.
This comes after the BBC as slammed for its coverage of the blast and even Israel warned the broadcaster it could be stopped from reporting in the country for refusing to call Hamas terrorists. Pictured is the aftermath of the explosion
In the immediate aftermath of the blast, correspondent Jon Donnison said it was ‘hard to see’ what else could have happened at the al-Ahli Hospital other than an ‘Israeli air strike’
John Simpson, its World Affairs Editor, has warned that calling Hamas terrorists would be ‘taking sides’ and ‘it’s not the BBC’s job to tell people who to support and who to condemn’.
The BBC was criticised after a reporter speculated that an ‘Israeli strike’ was responsible for an explosion at a hospital in Gaza that killed hundreds of people.
In the immediate aftermath of the blast, correspondent Jon Donnison said it was ‘hard to see’ what else could have happened at the al-Ahli Hospital other than an ‘Israeli air strike’.
Despite this claim, growing evidence has emerged that the explosion at the al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza City was caused by a failed rocket launch by terrorist group Islamic Jihad.
Following huge criticism, the corporation issued a statement on October 19 on the ‘Corrections and Clarifications’ page of its website, which admitted ‘it was wrong to speculate in this way’.