TV Channel that referred to Hamas killer as 'martyr' reported to Ofcom and the Police

UK lawyers for Israel described the channel as 'shocking'


 A legal action group has reported the controversial British based Al Hiwar TV station to broadcast regulators Ofcom for referring to a Hamas terrorist that murdered an Orthodox Jew as a martyr.

The group has also reported the channel to the police for allegedly breaching anti-terror legislation.

In a programme about the terror attack on 22 Nov, a strapline was shown on the screen included the phrase  “A Palestinian’s martyrdom” and the presenter referred to the murderer as a “martyr”.  

UK broadcasting watchdog Ofcom’s code prohibits “material promoting or encouraging engagement in terrorism”.

The 2006 Terrorism Act prohibits the “glorification” of murderous attacks such as that carried out by Shukhedem.

Hamas referred to the attack as a ‘heroic operation’ and defended the legitimacy of the action that killed Eli Kay. 

Caroline Turner, director of UKLFI said: “It is shocking that a UK television broadcaster is glorifying a terrorist, and we hope that Ofcom and the police will take appropriate action to prevent this happening in future.”

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