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Freelance Reporter ‘Quits’ Because BBC Won’t Call Hamas ‘Terrorists’<!-- wp:html --><p>TalkTV</p> <p>A Jewish sports reporter for the <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/bbc">BBC</a> announced this week that he would no longer work for the British news organization due to <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-67076341">its refusal</a> to describe <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/hamas">Hamas</a> militants as “terrorists,” calling his ex-employer’s decision “unjustified.”</p> <p>A BBC spokesperson, however, told The Daily Beast that the reporter in question was actually a freelancer who didn’t “have any future work lined up with the BBC,” so it would be incorrect to say he “quit” or “resigned” from the network.</p> <p>Amid the <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/gaza-plunged-into-chaos-as-israel-retaliates-against-hamas-attack">rising tensions</a> and <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/horrors-of-war-home-massacres-in-israel-market-carnage-in-gaza">bloodshed</a> following Hamas’ <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/israeli-pm-benjamin-netanyahu-shares-grisly-photos-of-babies-killed-and-burned">horrific attack</a> on Israel, sparking <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/israel-at-war-benjamin-netanyahu-vows-revenge-on-hamas-after-surprise-attack-from-gaza-strip">war </a>and a <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-was-the-deadliest-single-attack-on-jews-since-the-holocaust-as-death-toll-passes-700">geopolitical crisis</a>, the BBC defended not labeling members of the Gaza-based group as “terrorists,” citing a long-standing policy of impartiality.</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/freelance-reporter-noah-abrahams-quits-because-bbc-wont-call-hamas-terrorists">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

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A Jewish sports reporter for the BBC announced this week that he would no longer work for the British news organization due to its refusal to describe Hamas militants as “terrorists,” calling his ex-employer’s decision “unjustified.”

A BBC spokesperson, however, told The Daily Beast that the reporter in question was actually a freelancer who didn’t “have any future work lined up with the BBC,” so it would be incorrect to say he “quit” or “resigned” from the network.

Amid the rising tensions and bloodshed following Hamas’ horrific attack on Israel, sparking war and a geopolitical crisis, the BBC defended not labeling members of the Gaza-based group as “terrorists,” citing a long-standing policy of impartiality.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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