lifted from miff.no ,rubbish google translate. Do go to the original story and check out the links MIFF has provided to show the gravity of NRK’s error.
Pipe bombs and stone throwing was blacked out by interviewing
NRK Sunday evening news withheld material information about the incident to benefit of Palestinian violence.
09/14/2015 1:09 p.m.
Those of NRK Sunday revue viewers who missed out some other media coverage of the events on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem yesterday, must be left with a twisted idea of Israeli security forces. The NRK message can hardly leave any different understanding than that Israeli forces were only looking to disturb the praying Muslims and prevent Muslim youths in visiting a holy place. Here is the entire text was read out on Sunday NRK evening news on September 13 news anchor Jarle Roheim Håkonsen:
“Israeli soldiers and police officers stormed in the morning hours today around al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, used shock grenades and arrested several Palestinians who had gathered for morning prayer. The unrest began when Israeli security forces denied Palestinian men under 50 access to the area. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas takes powerful distance from what he describes as “attack on Islam’s third holiest site.” ”
Here you can see the element.
How can newsroom in NRK defend that they form such an obviously distorted image of a situation?
Journalists in Israeli newspapers had published far more detailed information about the incident for hours until Sunday evening news aired. NRK withheld material information about the incident to the advantage of Palestinian violence. Then they proceed to make themselves available as microphone stands for the Palestinian President, without taking into account any Israeli counterpart. They could for example have included this statement from Israel’s security minister Gilad Erdan (as MIFF to publish them two hours before the Sunday evening news was sent)
– It is unacceptable that Muslim insurgents who barricaded themselves on Temple Square in night, can and will make this holy place into a battle zone, including throwing stones, shooting fireworks directly against security forces and even take bombs into the square, says Israel’s security minister Gilad Erdan.
Pipe bombs and attack plans revealed
The real background of the Israeli security forces’ intervention on Temple Square early Sunday morning, according to Ynetnews.com started Saturday night. When police found several pipe bombs in an apartment in East Jerusalem. Meanwhile barricaded a gang of Palestinian youth inside the al-Aqsa Mosque on Temple Square. Some of the youngsters were masked. The youth brought a stock of stones and fireworks, and blocked the doors to the mosque with materials they had brought along. Police intelligence was that youths were planning a violent uprising against Jews who were visiting the Temple Mount on the Jewish calendar’s New Year’s Eve, Sunday evening.
Ha’aretz also reports that youths had barricaded themselves in the mosque. Israeli police forces visited the place early Sunday morning to stop the planned riots. The rebels in the mosque responded by attacking police by throwing stones and fireworks at them.
Police said they also found pipe bombs lying ready at the mosque.
Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post tells the same story.
No Israeli media confirms NRK’s claim that they were just “gathered for morning prayers.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said according to Ha’aretz that Israel “will do everything possible to ensure that the status quo and law and order is maintained on the Temple Mount.” He adds that it was Israel’s “right and duty to react against insurgents to protect religious freedom.” Israel’s security forces “will react resolutely and immediately against those who throw stones, fireworks or pipe bombs,” said Netanyahu.
But NRK thought it was enough to quote Mahmoud Abbas with one of his Israel-bashing slogans.
One of the things the Broadcasting Council previously has criticized NRK for is to not distinguish adequately between propaganda and documentable information. Maybe it’s time to remind state channel that the importance of this distinction has not become smaller since then.