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Palestinian narratives must be protected from PA exploitation

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Official Palestinian media are playing a major role in disseminating Palestinian narratives, according to Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh, that is. Departing from the fact that the Palestinian Authority and its media still portray Israel’s colonisation as a mere “conflict”, there is a discrepancy between the people’s concept of Palestinian narratives and the official choice of how such narratives should be presented.

“When the Palestinian narrative reaches the world,” Shtayyeh commented, “it helps a lot in the political struggle and the diplomatic effort of the Palestinian leadership.” The international community, however, has proved its disinterest in Palestinian narratives through its failure to uphold the Palestinian struggle, a situation to which the PA is not averse as it enhances its diplomatic stagnation and obsession with the two-state compromise.

How can the PA claim that its media outlets are promoting Palestinian narratives when the politics exclude core issues such as the Palestinian right of return and the liberation of historic Palestine? The PA has manipulated such narratives to promote international diplomacy and its own status. PA media promote narratives that are woven upon external........

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