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HARDtalk: Ghazi Hamad

this morning (wednesday 22nd), 4.30-4.55am (repeated 12.30am), on bbc news tv (and repeated 9.06pm on bbc world service radio

ghazi hamad – hamas spokesman (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

“Could change be afoot? Hamas’s internal grip on Gaza is threatened by rising economic discontent. The Trump administration will soon unveil a peace plan built on economic incentives for the Palestinian people. The movement’s rhetoric is unbending, but do the Palestinian people long for new ideas?”


Newshour: Gaza raid

today (monday 12th), 2.06-2.15pm, 9.07-9.19pm, and 9.55-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal and tim franks) leads with …

”On Sunday, a covert Israeli operation in the Gaza strip resulted in the deaths of 7 Palestinians, including one Hamas commander, and one Israeli soldier, a lieutenant-colonel. The subsequent firing of rockets into Israel from Gaza threatens to upend a fragile and unofficial ceasefire between Israel and Hamas since March.”

including contributions from …
• eyewitness abu amouna
• hamas spokesman ghazi hamad
michael oren mk
• oxfam employee najla shawa
• journalist anshel pfeffer
• bbc reporter tom bateman

W@1: Gaza children

BBC bias: The BBC gives an impliedly fair summary of the Gaza border violence, comparing the ’David and Goliath’ rocks tyres and balloons from Gaza with Israeli firepower, but deliberately omitting the grenades explosives and firebombs being thrown, or of concealed grenades etc, and knives and other weapons.

this afternoon (friday 27th), 1.23-1.30pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.36pm and 9.36pm saturday on newshour on bbc world service radio)
world at one (presented by jonny dymond) includes …

For 18 consecutive weekends now, Palestinians, many of them children, have gathered to protest at the fence that separates Gaza from Israel, protests with rocks and burning tyres, and balloons carrying flaming strips of cloth designed to set fire to nearby Israeli farmland, They have been confronted with live fire from the most sophisticated military in the region, at least 150 Palestinians have been killed in the protests since March, and one Israeli soldier has been shot dead by Gaza-based militants. Amongst the Palestinians, 19 children have been killed, and hundreds more injured.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
rami hilles, father of othman hilles, “14” (though reuters and others say 15), shot dead on 13th july
• idf spokesman lt col jonathan conricus
attal afayumi, 17, amputee
• hamas deputy foreign minister ghazi hamad

Newshour: Gaza tensions

yesterday afternoon (saturday 21st), 1.07-1.19pm (partly repeated 9.51pm), on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by jon donnison) leads with …

Tensions High on Israel Gaza Border: A late-night truce has been agreed between Hamas and Israel after a day of violence that killed five people.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• journalist noga tarnopolsky
• idf spokesman lt col jonathan conricus
• hamas deputy foreign minister ghazi hamad

Newshour: Palestinian unity?

today (sunday 17th), 1.07-1.20pm, 1.51-1.59pm, 9.07-9.19pm, and 9.36-9.39pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) leads with …

Hope for Unity in Palestinian Territories: Hamas, who govern the Gaza strip, have agreed to steps towards ending a long feud with their rivals Fatah who govern the West Bank.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
nabil shaath
• mediator oliver mcternan
• professor khaled khroub
• likud mk sharren haskel
• hamas spokesman ghazi hamad (more…)

Newshour: new Hamas charter

this evening (monday 1st), 9.07-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) leads with…

Hamas Presents New Charter: It declares for the first time a willingness to accept an interim Palestinian state within pre-1967 boundaries, without recognising Israel.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• former hamas deputy foreign minister ghazi hamad
• professor daniel kurtzer, former us ambassador to egypt and israel (more…)

Newshour: Gaza and Amona

this afternoon (wednesday 1st), 2.19-2.29pm, and 2.51-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 9.20pm, and 10.20pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

“There’s one small strip on the map where the confrontation has congealed into something darker, something heavier. every so often it erupts into scalding violence.
It’s the Gaza strip, home to two million Palestinians, controlled by Israel on three sides, Egypt on a fourth.
The UN has said that the way things are going, the enclave could be unfit for human habitation by 2020.”
“Also, the demolition of the illegal settlement, Amona.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tim franks
hamam aliazi, businessman
amir balushar, arrested by hamas for demonstrating
• hamas deputy foreign minister ghazi hamad
rana al-qirnawi, start-up specialist
• bbc reporter yolande knell (more…)

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