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The BBC’s Nick Robinson has been slammed after he fell in need of branding Hamas as terrorists. Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme Mr Robinson took half in a dialogue about Israel’s army operations in southern Gaza.

But he did not use the time period, as a substitute calling them “a group” that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu known as terrorists. It got here after the Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron pleaded with the BBC to vary its coverage in order that it used the phrase when speaking about Hamas.

Talking to Jo Floto, the BBC’s Middle East bureau editor, Mr Robinson requested: “Is there a sense that Benjamin Netanyahu is walking a political tightrope, proceeding with military action against what he says are the remaining targets of the group he calls terrorists, Hamas?”.

On the BBC’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg programme Lord Cameron condemned Hamas for releasing a video displaying Nadav Popplewell, a British-Israel hostage. Hamas say Mr Popplewell died in Gaza after being wounded in an Israeli strike.

Lord Cameron stated: “Maybe it’s a moment, actually, for the BBC to ask itself again, shall we describe these people as terrorists? They are terrorists.”

Tory MP Sir Michael Fabricant requested why Mr Robinson hadn’t known as Hamas terrorists. Taking to social media platform X earlier in the present day, Monday, May 5, he wrote: “Why does @‌bbcnickrobinson say on @‌BBCr4today ‘Hamas, a terrorist organisation as israel would say’ when Hamas is a terrorist organisation and is proscribed as such by the United Kingdom and EU?”

But the BBC gained’t be altering its coverage, studies The Telegraph.

A BBC spokesman informed the publication: “No one consuming BBC News can be left unaware of the horrific nature of Hamas’s acts.

“We’ve made our long-standing position on this matter very clear. We use the word ‘terrorist’ when it is attributed to others, such as the UK Government.” has approached the BBC for remark. John Simpson, the BBC’s world affairs editor, beforehand stated: “We don’t take sides. We don’t use loaded phrases like ‘evil’ or ‘cowardly’. We don’t discuss ‘terrorists’.”

In November final 12 months, a BBC newsreader hinted why the organisation doesn’t discuss with Hamas as terrorists.

Presenter Kirsty Young has urged that the BBC has made the choice as a result of it isn’t capable of upset the Gaza authority as a result of it needs entry to the realm.