Israel Bans Radio Advert Listing Names of Children Killed in Gaza

Human rights group B'Tselem will petition Israel's supreme court after advert was deemed to be 'politically controversial'
Israel Bans Radio Advert Listing Names of Children Killed in Gaza

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by Harriet Sherwood | The Guardian | July 24, 2014


The Israeli Broadcasting Authority has banned a radio advertisement from a human rights organisation which listed the names of some of the scores of children killed in Gaza since the conflict began 17 days ago.

B’Tselem’s appeal against the decision was rejected on Wednesday. It intends to petition Israel’s supreme court on Sunday in an effort to get the ban overturned.

The IBA said the ad’s content was “politically controversial”. The broadcast refers to child deaths in Gaza and reads out some of the victims’ names.

In its appeal, B’Tselem demanded to know what was controversial about the item. “Is it controversial that the children [aren't] alive? That they’re children? That those are their names? These are facts that we wish to bring to the public’s knowledge.”

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