Something worth reporting by the BBC? Would the BBC have reported an Israeli MK for saying similar?
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'The following is the translation of senior PA official Jibril Rajoub's interview, in which he swears that the PA would use nuclear weapons against Israel, if it possessed them:I've taken the BBC to task previously over its eagerness to report any less than pleasant comments made by obscure Israeli rabbis whilst ignoring the regular genocidal threats made by senior Palestinian religious and political leaders.
Lebanese TV host: "The American [John Kerry] came to the PA. They are talking about reviving negotiations, about getting back to the table with the Israelis... Will you go back to the negotiations game?"
Jibril Rajoub: "There is no going back to negotiations unless the source of authority is the international resolutions, with a time frame and with the freezing of all unilateral Israeli steps: Jerusalem, the fence, settlements and prisoners."
Host: "You've heard Israel's refusal."
Jibril Rajoub: "That doesn't matter. Listen. We as yet don't have a nuke, but I swear that if we had a nuke, we'd have used it this very morning."
[Al-Mayadeen TV (Lebanon), April 30, 2013]