BBC not recognize Hamas as terrorist organization: Israel

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In a meeting with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Israeli President Isaac Herzog criticised and complained about the editorial policy of the British broadcaster BBC.

BBC not recognize Hamas as terrorist organization: Israel

In a meeting with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Israeli President Isaac Herzog asked the British broadcaster BBC to change its editorial policy and describe Hamas as a "terrorist organization".

According to the written statement made by the Israeli Presidency, Herzog held a meeting in West Jerusalem with Sunak, who arrived in Israel by military aircraft in the morning.

Herzog said that they were fighting Hamas, "one of the worst terrorist organizations" in the world, and told Sunak that the United Kingdom (UK) should recognize Hamas as a terrorist organization.

"I know that in democracies like yours and ours, you can't interfere. The British people around the world have a special attachment to the BBC. So there should be an outcry for it to be corrected and for Hamas to be recognized as a terrorist organization on this platform as well," Herzog said.

He claimed that they were fighting a "terrorist organization" that had penetrated their borders and was controlled by Iran, as in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.

"This is an international interest, the security interest of all European nations," Herzog said.

It was stated that Sunak did not respond to Herzog's request regarding the BBC.

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Source: Anadolu Agency

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