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British paper turns Israel into 'Palestine'

British Guardian site reports on IDF arrest of Arab girl in 'Palestine'.

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Mordechai Sones,


British media does it again and replaces the State of Israel with "Palestine".

In an article published by England's Guardian website reporting the IDF arrest of an Arab girl and her expulsion to the Gaza Strip, the name of the country in which the incident took place was headlined "Palestine", not Israel.

This is not the first time the British media have referred to Israel as "Palestine" and have indulged in heavily biased reporting of news from Israel.

The article itself describes the arrest of a 14-year-old girl named Rada by IDF forces in Jerusalem in mid-January after she was found in the city without an entry permit.

According to the Israeli human rights organization Hamoked, the girl, who lives in the a-Ram neighborhood near Jerusalem, was taken by IDF soldiers to the Erez crossing in Gaza and left there. According to Abir Jubran-Dakwar of Hamoked, the girl was never in Gaza, and is now living with her extended family there.

"No one told her anything; they only told her they would send her to the Qalandiya checkpoint, but they sent her to Erez" crossing to Gaza, Jubran-Dakwar told the Guardian, which headlined the news as coming from the State of Palestine.

The Guardian's anti-Israel line was also discernible in the rest of the article, which noted that "27 Palestinians living in the Israeli-occupied West Bank were forcibly sent to Gaza last year."

In 2016, the Guardian twisted a statement made by Prime Minister Netanyahu to make it sound as if he had referred to all Arabs in Judea, Samaria and the countries neighboring Israel as "wild beasts," when he had actually said no such thing.

Netanyahu's exact words were:

"At the end, in the State of Israel, as I see it, there will be a fence that spans it all. I'll be told, 'this is what you want, to protect the villa?' The answer is yes. Will we surround all of the State of Israel with fences and barriers? The answer is yes.

"In the area that we live in, we must defend ourselves against the beasts of prey. We are preparing a multi-year program to surround all of Israel with security fences in order to protect ourselves in the current Middle East. We're also preparing to fix holes in the security fence around Judea-Samaria."

Regardless of this, The Guardian's report began thus:

"Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has announced his intention to 'surround all of Israel with a fence' to protect the country from infiltration by both Palestinians and the citizens of surrounding Arab states, whom he described as 'wild beasts.'"