Action Alert: Attack against Masjid Al-Aqsa #ChangeTheHeadline
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Saturday May 08 2021
Past weeks have seen horrific abuses against Palestinians, including having their homes stolen by settlers in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem whilst being beaten by the Israeli police; the burning of Palestinian fields; Palestinian families being attacked in the streets whilst breaking their fast; an unarmed 16year old boy was shot in the back and killed by Israeli forces in Nablus; and last night dozens of worshippers in Masjid Al-Aqsa were injured in an attack by Israeli forces armed with pellet guns, stun grenades, and tear gas while they performed night prayers.
The world press continues to label these abuses as “clashes” and consistently misrepresents the aggression and violence directed at Palestinians. Such framing is a betrayal of honest reporting and serves only to legitimise and obscure the scale of oppression faced by Palestinians in occupied Palestine.
Tell the press that it has a duty to report Israeli transgressions accurately!
If you see any articles reporting these attacks as clashes, contact them on Twitter with the following message:
Calling on [@INSERT MEDIA OUTLET HANDLE] to #ChangeTheHeadline. #Palestine suffers decades of abuse by the Israeli state. Calling the attack against #AlAqsaMosque a “clash” obscures the truth, fails honest reporting and legitimises oppression of Palestinians in occupied Palestine. [INSERT ARTICLE LINK]