July 25th, 2014
The Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has censored a radio clip naming children killed in Gaza, due to its “politically controversial” content, Haaretz reported Thursday.
Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, which prepared the censored broadcast, appealed against the decision but the IBA once again refused to run the clip.
According to Haaretz, the broadcast reveals the fact that children have been killed in Gaza since Israel’s Protective Edge operation began 17 days ago, reading out some of their names.
“So far more than 600 people have been killed in bombings in Gaza, more than 150 of them children. But apart from a brief report on the number of fatalities, the Israeli media refrains from covering them," B’Tselem said in a statement cited by Haaretz.
According to the UN, over the past two days in Gaza, one Palestinian child has been killed every hour.