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BBC Radio 4 presenter Emma Barnett is the most recent presenter from the organisation to refuse to name Hamas terrorists. Instead the radio present host referred to as terrorists from the group “men working for Hamas” sparking fury from a marketing campaign group.

The Today programme host was discussing the harrowing case of a 75-year-old grandmother of six who was snatched at gunpoint by Hamas terrorists on October 7. That day greater than 1,100 individuals in Israel have been killed and 253 taken captive.

Ms Barnett stated: “On October 7 last year Ada Sagi’s life changed forever.

“She was having a morning coffee at home in Nir Oz kibbutz on the border with Gaza, when suddenly several men working for Hamas burst into her home and forced her barefoot by gunpoint onto a motorbike and took her hostage.’

The host then repeated the odd terminology later on the show. She said: “Several men working for Hamas burst into her home and forced her barefoot at gunpoint onto a motorbike and took her hostage alongside scores of others.”

Peace activist Ms Sagi, nevertheless, described the lads who took her as “two Hamas terrorists” and added “I saw many, many terrorists outside and many people running [from the] shooting.”

The Campaign Against Antisemitism stated that refusing to name Hamas terrorists “fuels anti-Jewish extremists.”

A spokesman stated: “Ofcom has made it crystal clear that there is no rule stopping the BBC from referring to Hamas as terrorists, so what is the Corporation waiting for?” studies The Telegraph.

The BBC’s Nick Robinson was additionally not too long ago slammed after he fell wanting 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 an alternative calling them “a group” that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to as terrorists.

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?”.

It got here after the Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron pleaded with the BBC to alter its coverage in order that it used the phrase when speaking about 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.”

Express.co.uk has approached the BBC for remark.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1913255/bbc-radio-4-emma-barnett-hamas