lifted from miff.no (google translate)
NRK spreads Palestinian girl’s lies to Norwegian children in super propaganda
Those who watched NRK Super Kids newscast Tuesday could learn that Israeli citizens in the West Bank constantly are running over and shooting at Palestinian children.
The target audience for the news broadcasts from NRK Super is children aged eight to twelve years. Tuesday 2 December, the eight year old Palestinian girl Jana Tamimi was presented as “an important voice in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank.” The, she was allowed to deliver sharp accusations against Israel, as the only source in the news coverage.
The girl from the village Nabi Saleh near Ramallah, has become known on YouTube for filming riots and conflicts between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in the village with her cell phone. According to NRK, she is “braver than most.”
– Deny us the right to live
– They deny us the right to live, she told the children who viewed NRK personalized newscast for their age group.
No voice contradicted her.
Furthermore she told that Israel prevents her from swimming in the sea, and that sometimes kids are late for school because of the Israeli checkpoints. Nobody need to be in no doubt that the Palestinian terrorist organisations subject their own population to considerable discomfort by putting Israel under constant terrorist threat. The children are innocent victims of a cynical Palestinian leadership that refuses to renounce hatred, the very source for Israel’s need for security measures. Has eight year old Jana reflected on that side of the story? Perhaps Norwegian children should be allowed hear some “brave” and “important” voices also from the other side? Apparently not, according to NRK.
– They Shoot at us and run over us
The report saved the worst for the end. It all turns into pure and undocumented propaganda when Jana concludes with this comment:
– We want to live in freedom, walk the streets without being run over by those who live there. Without that they shoot at us or run over us.
What else can children watching the program be left with, other than an impression that Israelis (not least those who live in the West Bank) tend to shoot at, or run over Palestinian children?
After this shocking allegation there is no voice to safeguard the ethical press principle of right of reply. IN addition, the allegation is not followed by any documentation of a single example of such allegedly frequent shootings and traffic incidents.
Instead the program goes on with a new element, a restaurant where all the food produced by insects. Need one be in any doubt about what impression the children are left with the Israelis in the West Bank?
Stone throwing common
According to the organisation B’tselem, an organisations very critical of the settlement activities, the weekly demonstrations against Israel in the village where Jana lives often involve throwing stones towards Israeli forces. The IDF often takes control of the demonstrations before they escalate in violent riots, by intervention to spread the crowd.
Does Jana it’s okay to throw stones at people, since she does not criticize this violence? Does the NRK think this is okay, since nobody else in the TV sequence criticizes this?
We have become accustomed to bias and omissions in NRK Israel coverage. But here the children’s channel NRK Super has surpassed themselves by approaching the Palestinian TV channels proud tradition of child propaganda. It’s super propaganda.