The bias in Israeli media coverage of Gaza protests

Many Israeli journalists rely on the military for information and access to areas where news is happening. Fear of losing that access stops reporters from challenging the military’s narrative that the protesters were trying to invade Israel.

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    Israel has come under heavy criticism for its violent crackdown on Palestinians protesting against the occupation.

    On Monday, Israeli soldiers shot dead at least 64 people at the border with Gaza.

    Many Hebrew-language media outlets have reported the events as the army trying to prevent a Palestinian invasion.

    It's becoming difficult for journalists to challenge that view.

     

    Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from West Jerusalem.


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