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Our craven media continue to aid and abet Israel’s racist regime

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02.10.2018

I am delighted that Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi has been given the red carpet treatment by Spanish football giants Real Madrid following her release from an Israeli prison, where she spent eight months after slapping a couple of Israeli soldiers. Her heroic resistance has certainly captured the imagination of many around the world.

However, just a few hours before the 17-year-old and her father Basim were hosted at the famous Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Spain’s capital, seven other young Palestinians in Gaza made the ultimate sacrifice in their peaceful resistance to Israel’s brutal military occupation. There were no headline news bulletins, though, as they were buried after being killed by Israeli forces during the regular Friday Palestinian protests demanding their legitimate right to return to their land usurped decades ago by the state of Israel.

Both stories are, of course, newsworthy but only one was covered by the fickle western media which seems to use a racist barometer when it comes to editorial content. Teenager Ahed is a striking figure with her wild mane of hair, incredible defiance and courage, so is — thankfully — hard to ignore, especially now that she is on a tour across........

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