Empowering Palestinian Media Narrative Can End Apartheid In Israel
Palestine– Israeli forces have found strange ways of getting back at Palestinians. They have started arresting underage young children in the pretext of creating disharmony and throwing bombs at armed personnel.
A recent death came by. It was horrific to note how a 14-year-old The victim, Mohammed Shehade was killed by Israeli officials. They asserted that he was one of three Palestinian protesters throwing Molotov cocktails at Israeli settler vehicles in the occupied territories. Such lies are pathetic and amounts to nothing but human rights and child right violation
In every case of violence against Palestinians, Israel’s priority is to be the first to assert the “facts” and to place all blame on the victims. They do that through manipulation and censorship of media coverage.
There is superb influence of the media here. Unfortunately, only the Israeli side of the story is published. That is because the Palestinian side of PR and media is restricted. Another problem is access and speed. The problem is that by the time Palestinians or independent and objective media sources are able to track down the truth, so many days have passed that it is no longer news.
Israel dominated the narrative by shouting out first. Palestinian voices are silenced. ne way to respond to this lopsided coverage and distortion of the truth by Israel is to empower Palestinians to do a better job of reporting facts.
Despite Israel’s censorship, Palestinians could provide factual on-scene reporting of these events if they could get the stories out fast enough. That means giving the Palestinians not only the opportunity to report on the violence against them but also to find resources to fund that reporting. The Internet permits all kinds of opportunities to convey reporting.