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Mustafa Barghouti speaks out against western media “bias” on Al-Aqsa raids

‘Using the word [clashes] is one way to provide impunity to the Israeli forces because this is not a clash between two sides.’

In an interview with MEE, Palestinian National Initiative General Secretary, Mustafa Barghouti, condemned the western media's “biased” coverage of the attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli forces during Ramadan.

According to Barghouti, terms such as “clashes”, “barricade” and “contested” used by western media outlets is a deliberate attempt to portray Palestinians as violent, providing impunity to Israeli forces.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is located in East Jerusalem and is illegally occupied under international law. Israeli assaults on worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan has been condemned by the UN.
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