zaterdag 8 januari 2011

Arabische media berichten over misstanden in Gaza (met beperkingen...)

Ik verval in herhaling, maar waar blijven de media waar het de vele misstanden in Gaza betreft? Waarom moet je dergelijke dingen op pro-Israelische blogs of in Palestijnse media lezen? Dat de eerste veelvuldig gebruik maken van de laatste is overigens een interessant detail.
You need Arab media to find out the truth in Gaza
It is ironic that the Western media is not as critical of Hamas as some of the Arabic media are.

The latest example is an article in Dar Al Hayat (London), quoted in Palestine Press Agency and many other places in Arabic.

On Saturday, a Beit Lahiya resident named Ghassan Abu Nasr asked Hamas police why they were arresting his neighbor, Shadi Diab.

Because of that, the police took Abu Nasr and his neighbor, drove them to an empty area, beat them with a baton, then brought them to Hamas police station where they continued to beat them with rifle butts and batons.

Abu Nasr's knee and right hand were broken. Abu Diab fell into a coma and is now being hospitalized.

Al Hayat goes on to report that Gaza citizens are afraid of the endemic abuses of Gaza police. Even though Hamas claims that they are working to improve the situation, with training police on how to act and punishing those who abuse people, it is not working and Gazans still live in fear. There are many similar stories, including against journalists.

This article has been reproduced widely in the Arab media. Yet Western media remains silent.

Why are Arabs more critical of Hamas than the media of the free world?
Nee, de media hebben alleen aandacht voor het nieuws dat Hamas ze voorschotelt. Elder of Ziyon had de volgende foto op zijn blog, van een evenement dat, in tegenstelling tot het bovenstaande, wel ruim aandacht kreeg van reporters en fotografen. Om wat voor evenement gaat het? Juist, een performance georganiseerd door Hamas, in het kader van de herdenking van de Gaza oorlog twee jaar geleden.
So what are all of those reporters, photographers and stringers doing there?

Here's a clue:
Cameramen and photographers surround two Palestinians participating in a reenactment of an Israeli strike during a performance organized by Hamas, marking the second anniversary of theIsrael-Gaza war, in Jebaliya, northern Gaza strip, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2010. 
Snapped Shot counted 21 photographers in this photo that is literally staged by Hamas.

There is no doubt that a great number of so-called "journalists" in Gaza are simply shills for Hamas, ready to jump and photograph anything Hamas asks and happy to avoid all areas that Hamas tells them to stay away from (a very common occurrence, especially after "unexplained" explosions.)

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