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The BBC has a unique responsibility, enshrined in the BBC Charter, to provide news that is balanced, fair and accurate. In the case of its coverage of Palestine and Israel, this is not the case.
Historians have cataloged the brutal ethnic cleansing of Palestinian villages and towns during the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. What is now becoming more publicly understood is that ethnic cleansing which began with the establishment of the state of Israel continues today. Forced displacement is taking place everywhere that Israel has jurisdiction, not only …
1.7 million Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip, in just 365 sq km of land bordering the Mediterranean. Half of the population are under 18, and two thirds are refugees.
Israel, supported by the US, UK and EU, has laid siege to the Gaza Strip since June 2007.
Every year between 500-700 Palestinian children, some as young as 12, are detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. There is now widespread evidence of abuse against the majority.
Currently over 4,743 Palestinians are currently detained by Israel; 10 of them women, 193 of them children, and 178 of them held under administrative detention, a policy that Israel uses to hold Palestinians on secret information indefinitely without charge or trial.