BBC reporter faces calls to resign after suggesting it’s not just jews who are victims

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BBC reporter faces calls to resign after he says ‘Palestinians suffer hugely at Jewish hands as well’

  • Tim Willcox was covering yesterday’s Paris rally for the BBC News channel
  • He spoke to participants during a live broadcast from the streets of Paris
  • One woman he spoke to expressed fears Jews were being persecuted
  • She told him ‘the situation is going back to the days of the 1930s’
  • Willcox replied: ‘Many critics though of Israel’s policy would suggest that the Palestinians suffer hugely at Jewish hands as well’
  • Comments sparked anger and calls for him to resign
  • Willcox has apologised for offence caused by ‘poorly phrased question’ 

A BBC reporter has faced calls to resign after he told the daughter of Holocaust survivors in Paris: ‘Palestinians suffer hugely at Jewish hands as well’.

Journalist Tim Willcox sparked anger during his coverage of yesterday’s rally in Paris, held in memory of…

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