Israel’s War on Palestinian Media Freedom

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Israel's War on Palestinian Media Freedom

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)ee

Israeli military censorship prohibits publishing anything about IDF high crimes against peace and daily persecution of Palestinians.

Legitimate peaceful Palestinian demonstrations are banned for political reasons. Nonviolent resistance is suppressed, academic freedom endangered, children imprisoned for stone-throwing, media silenced for truth-telling. 

Palestinian media are notably targeted repeatedly – phony pretexts justifying the unjustifiable, the way all police states operate, Israel the region's most ruthless and dangerous.

Overnight Tuesday, Israeli soldiers, together with Shin Bet and Civil Administration operatives, raided eight West Bank Palestinian media and production organizations on fabricated charges of incitement and encouraging terror – code language for truth-telling on vital issues, what Israel wants suppressed.

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