Wednesday, 4 July 2018

"Palestinians Beat Female Journalists And The World "Sees No Evil" by Bassam Tawil from "The Gatestone Institute"!!

Palestinians Beat Female Journalists; World "Sees No Evil" by Bassam Tawil  •  July 4th 
  • Had an Israeli soldier shouted at these female journalists, representatives of Western human rights organizations and major newspapers would have banged on their doors long ago, demanding that they justify physically abusing peaceful women who were just doing their job. It is harder, however, to make sense of the behavior of the foreign media and international human rights groups, who essentially champion Abbas's fiefdom by ignoring its brutality.
  • The truth is that the Palestinian Authority is a body that has long been functioning as a dictatorship that suppresses freedom of speech and imposes a reign of terror and intimidation on Palestinian journalists and critics.
  • It is only a question of time before a Western journalist is beaten on the streets of a Palestinian city. When that happens, the international media and human rights groups can look to themselves and their own biased and unprofessional behavior for answers.
A Palestinian Authority police officer raises his baton as he approaches Majdoleen Hassona in Tulkarem. (Image source: Mohamad Kheiry/Facebook video screenshot)
Two female Palestinian journalists were beaten during protests in the West Bank in the past week. The two women, Lara Kan'an and Majdoleen Hassona, were assaulted by Palestinian Authority security officers while covering Palestinian demonstrations calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to lift the economic sanctions he imposed last year on the Gaza Strip.
The physical assaults on Kan'an and Hassona are seen by Palestinians as part of the Palestinian Authority's continued effort to silence critics and intimidate journalists who fail to "toe the line." The beatings, which took place separately in the West Bank cities of Nablus and Tulkarem, mark a new high in the Palestinian leadership's crackdown on pubic freedoms: assaulting an Arab woman on the street is considered a humiliation of the highest order to her and her clan.

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