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Michael Ejercito
2017-09-08 16:08:35 UTC
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The Forgotten Palestinians
by Khaled Abu Toameh
September 6, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10941/forgotten-palestinians


Ayman Qawasmeh and Issa Amro would have been better off being arrested by
Israeli authorities. Had that happened, their stories would have made it to
the pages of major Western newspapers. CNN or NBC might have dedicated an
entire program to their ordeal. Without a way for the Western media outlets
to implicate Israel, however, their tale remains buried -- along with their
freedom.

The group also points out that it has documented some 472 cases of deaths
consequent to torture in Syrian detention centers and prisons over the past
few years.

Would anyone like to know about the true apartheid laws applied to
Palestinians in different Arab countries? The information is readily
available: all that needs to happen is for the Western media and the rest of
the international community to reconsider their obsession with Israel and to
start paying attention to the real Palestinian victims -- those living in
the Arab countries.

More than 1,600 Palestinians have gone missing in Syria, and hundreds have
been killed, since the beginning of the civil war there. This is not the
type of news that makes it to mainstream media in the West, however.

To catch the eyes of the international community and media, Palestinians
need to live in the West Bank, Gaza Strip or Jerusalem. These are the lucky
Palestinians whose stories (and plights) are regularly covered by the
international media. Why? Mostly because these are the Palestinians whose
stories are often linked, directly and indirectly, to Israel.

It is no secret that Western journalists and mainstream media outlets have
developed an obsession with Israel. Everything that Israel does (or does not
do) receives widespread coverage, especially if there is a way to blame
Israel for inflicting suffering on the Palestinians.

When Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas imposed punitive
measures against the two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip,
denying them medicine, electricity and salaries, somehow the mainstream
media finds a way to implicate Israel.

Abbas's ongoing crackdown on the Palestinian media, including the arrest of
journalists and Facebook users, is also apparently not newsworthy, in the
view of the Western media. Who cares if Abbas blocks 30 news websites
because of their criticism of his policies and actions? Who cares if Abbas
just this week ordered the arrest of journalist Ayman Qawasmeh, the director
of a private radio station in Hebron?

Qawasmeh was arrested shortly after he criticized Abbas and called on him
and his prime minister, Rami Hamdallah, to resign. Western journalists
covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dismiss these stories only, it
seems, because they lack an anti-Israel angle.

As if the arrest of Qawasmeh were not enough, Abbas's security forces later
arrested Issa Amro, a Palestinian activist from Hebron, for speaking out
against the arrest of the journalist. Amro was taken into custody after he
published a Facebook post criticizing the Palestinian Authority security
forces for arresting the journalist and stifling freedom of expression.

Qawasmeh and Amro would have been better off being arrested by Israeli
authorities. Had that happened, their stories would have made it to the
pages of major Western newspapers. CNN or NBC might have dedicated an entire
program to their ordeal. Without a way for the Western media outlets to
implicate Israel, however, their tale remains buried -- along with their
freedom.

The tragic tale of Palestinians in Syria exposes the double standard of the
international media and community when it comes to covering the Middle East:
when Israel is not involved, journalists are not involved.

What happens to Palestinians in Arab countries seems to be rather ho-hum to
most of the world. So what if thousands of Palestinians have gone missing or
have been killed? If an Arab state is involved, the media stays away.

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria says that it has documented 1,632
cases of Palestinian detainees, including children and women, who have gone
missing and remain unaccounted for in Syria. Among those missing are
journalists, physicians, nurses and relief workers. The group says that the
detainees have been subjected to "all forms of torture" in various detention
centers and prisons in Syria.

The group also points out that it has documented some 472 cases of deaths
consequent to torture in Syrian detention centers and prisons over the past
few years. The actual numbers could be much higher, it says, in light of the
secrecy and severe restrictions imposed by the Syrian authorities. Families
are afraid to announce the death of their loved ones out of fear of
retribution by the Syrian authorities.

In another report, the same group reveals that some 3,570 Palestinians have
been killed since the beginning of the civil war in Syria, including 462
women. Meanwhile, the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus has been under
siege by the Syrian army for more than 1510 days.


The Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria has been under siege by the
Syrian army for more than 1510 days. Pictured: Residents of Yarmouk line up
to receive food supplies, on January 31, 2014. (Image source: UNRWA)
Another Palestinian refugee camp, Dara'a, has been without water supply for
more than 1,247 days (Yarmouk has been without water for more than 1088
days). The report also discloses that more than 85,000 Palestinians have
fled Syria to Europe by the end of 2016, while more than 60,000 have found
refuge in Jordan, Turkey, Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

These horrific figures are the norm in the Arab world's war-torn countries,
where Arabs and Muslims have been displacing, torturing, and killing each
other for many years. Disturbingly, the plight of Palestinians in Arab
countries barely merits international attention. This silence has deadly
consequences, and it is directly related to the disproportionate coverage
the international media gives to Israel.

Consider: one Palestinian shot by an Israeli policeman or soldier is likely
to get more coverage in the international media than thousands of
Palestinians who are being illegally incarcerated and tortured to death in
an Arab country.

Innumerable stories can be published about the way the Arab countries
mistreat Palestinians -- from denying them basic rights such as citizenship
and equality to imprisoning and torturing them.

Would anyone like to know about the true apartheid laws applied to
Palestinians in different Arab countries? The information is readily
available: all that needs to happen is for the Western media and the rest of
the international community to reconsider their obsession with Israel and to
start paying attention to the real Palestinian victims -- those living in
the Arab countries.

Khaled Abu Toameh, an award-winning journalist, is based in Jerusalem.

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jew pedophile Ron Jacobson (jew pedophile Baruch 'Barry' Shein's jew aliash)
2017-09-09 14:01:34 UTC
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On Fri, 8 Sep 2017 09:08:35 -0700, "NOT Michael Ejercito"
Post by Michael Ejercito
The Forgotten Palestinians
by Khaled Abu Toameh
September 6, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10941/forgotten-palestinians
Ayman Qawasmeh and Issa Amro would have been better off being arrested by
Israeli authorities.
Then they would be DEAD, you slant eyed jewloving mongoloid!

Cheers!

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2017-09-09 17:11:03 UTC
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Post by jew pedophile Ron Jacobson (jew pedophile Baruch 'Barry' Shein's jew aliash)
Post by Michael Ejercito
The Forgotten Palestinians
by Khaled Abu Toameh
September 6, 2017 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10941/forgotten-palestinians
Ayman Qawasmeh and Issa Amro would have been better off being arrested by
Israeli authorities.
Then they would be DEAD, you slant eyed jewloving mongoloid!
Did you even READ the article, you exceptional retard?
Post by jew pedophile Ron Jacobson (jew pedophile Baruch 'Barry' Shein's jew aliash)
Cheers!
BTW, "cheers"??? Is that what you say when you are about to swallow nazi
jizz, you housebound cocksucking wanker? <BG>
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