Saturday, September 22, 2007

Palestinian Propoganda Prize for Israel

This in from Rafi Dajani of ATFP: In Amin (Palestine) looks at how the Palestinian media has suffered from increasing restrictions and censorship in the wake of the Fatah-Hamas split:

PALESTINIAN PROPAGANDA PRIVE FOR ISRAEL. By Nicola Nasser. Arabic Media Internet Network (Palestine). September 18, 2007

The inter-Palestinian war of words and the mutual violations of the freedom of press and expression by the Hamas - led government of Ismael Haniyyeh in the Gaza Strip and the Fatah – led government of Salam Fayyad in the West Bank have presented Israel with its biggest propaganda prize that is overshadowing the violations of human rights committed by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).
The Palestinian Center for Press Development and Freedom “Mada” had this to say on Palestinian media during August this year: There were “more violations of media freedom in the Palestinian territories particularly by the Executive Force (of Hamas) in the Gaza Strip and the (Fatah-led) Palestinian security agencies (of the Palestinian Authority) in the West Bank, in addition to the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF). Nothing changed in the status of the media that was closed by both sides, or prevented from distribution, whether in the West Bank or in Gaza Strip.”


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