In the American mainstream media, the ethnic cleansing currently underway in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem against the Palestinians appears – in full view of the world – as if it had never happened.
This was stated by an article by the British website Middle East Eye correspondent , Azad Issa, in which he says that the illegal and vicious attempts to evict Palestinians from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and the violent actions of the Israeli forces to stop the demonstrations against the recent court order supporting the evictions; It was met with resounding silence in the American media. Read also British website: Jerusalem is on the verge of erupting … and other indications of an uprising are on the horizon A dialogue between a female activist and a settler who broke into her home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem provokes the feelings of Palestinians and Arabs A resident of Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem: Settlers have been sharing our house by force for 13 years Occupied Jerusalem .. Clashes before the hearing on the issue of evacuating Palestinian homes
He explained that a cursory look at the “New York Times”, “NBR”, “CNN” and “Time Magazine” did not yield any results for the events of the days. The last few. Instead, these tactics continued to focus primarily on Israel’s inability to form a government.
Unfair framing of the issue
Issa went on to say that when the evictions and violence against Sheikh Jarrah’s residents were covered – for example by the Associated Press – the case was framed as a quasi-commercial dispute between two parties, and it was described as a “protracted legal battle.” “Between Palestinians and settlers, ignoring the fact that – under international law – Israeli courts do not have the authority to resettle civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, while the displacement of Palestinian families is inconsistent with the principles of international humanitarian law.
He added that as the prolonged attacks on families in the neighborhood attest, the story in Sheikh Al-Jarrah goes to the heart of the never-ending Israeli project to colonize the land and expel the Palestinians, or as the
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Looking at the ways in which the prevailing American media – historically – cover the Israeli occupation of Palestine, whether it is using the term “clashes,” even when the Israeli mob marched on the chant of “Death to the Arabs,” as they did last month, or drew false equations in levels of violence. Between occupying Israelis and Palestinians, or the continued justification of Israeli violence as “self-defense”; The lack of coverage of events in Sheikh Jarrah is not entirely surprising. According to what the British website correspondent said.
The reporter said that these are the same American media that are still praising the success of the Israeli “Covid-19” vaccine, while completely ignoring the legal responsibility of Israel towards the lives of the Palestinians who live under its control and denying them access to the vaccine.
Azad continues, saying that one would have thought that given the unrest that occurred last year in the United States from the black movement to the “Covid-19” pandemic that exposed America’s decay, the mainstream American media would have changed course, or rethink their complicity. Or, at least it explores American duality, but it appears to have remained unaffected.
And Isa noted that part of the problem is that no one holds Israel to account. When Palestinian civil society activists called on the International Criminal Court to include the evictions in Sheikh Jarrah as part of its ongoing investigations, both Israel and the United States rejected the ICC’s right to hold Israel accountable.
The US government has also refused to condemn the actions of state-sponsored settlers. Last Wednesday, many US lawmakers called on the State Department to break its silence, as Representative Mary Newman called – for example – the ministry to immediately condemn these violations of international law, as Palestinians are forcibly removed from their homes in East Jerusalem.