lifted from the Israeli Embassy’s Facebook page, scroll to entry on October 21 at 12:54 (google translate) I have on my own accord added links to the two specific examples Ambassador Schutz writes about in his reply.
* Misleading journalism about Israel *
Ambassador Raphael Schutz has written a reply in today’s (October 21, 2015) issue of Klassekampen, p.20:
“In connection with the article” Strengthening the troops “published on Thursday 15 October, I have some necessary corrections to make:” The journalist expresses the view that “the unrest has simmered since the 2 . July when the 16-year-old Mohamed Abu Khdeir “was abducted and killed by Jewish extremists. This horrific crime happened the day after the funeral of the three Israeli youths Gilad Shaar (16), Naftali Frankel (16) and Eyal Yifrach (19), and was an act of revenge for the kidnapping and murder of these three. This rather relevant fact was omitted from the article.
The journalist attributes the recent cases of Palestinian riots and attacks on Israelis to what he refers to as “a” series of provocations against the al-Aqsa Mosque. ” This reflects sadly only Palestinian false information and stirring up propaganda that does not reflect reality. Israel has in no way changed the existing status quo on the Temple Mount, and has no plans to do so. To present some facts for the class struggle readers we can announce the following: Over the past few years, the Temple Mount has been visited by 12,000 Jews, 200,000 Christians and 3.5 million Muslims. Temple Mount is open only for Muslim prayer, and it is only Muslims who pray there regularly. Christians, Jews and others have the opportunity to visit the square. Visiting times are 7-11, Sunday-Thursday, except Muslim holidays. The visitors have no access to mosques.
The journalist says that Netanyahu warns President Abbas that “he will be held responsible if the situation worsens, knowing that Abbas” and PA “call for calm and order.” In a speech Wednesday 16 September said Abbas: “Jews have no right to desecrate place with their dirty feet.”
On Palestinian TV he accused Israel of executing an “innocent” 13 year old (Ahmed Manasra). Video footage from the scene showed clearly that he was far from innocent, as he brutally stabbed an Israeli boy of the same age, repeatedly. Naor Slav is still fighting for life. Photos also show how the Palestinian boy is being treated at an Israeli hospital.
These are only two examples of a systematic campaign based on including Abbas’ lies that are being indiscriminately being picked up and reproduced in parts of the Norwegian media.
The journalist did not his job neither thoroughly nor professionally. Readers of Klassekampen were misinformed and presented with a widespread activist narrative where Palestinian actions should be ‘explained’ and ‘understood’, implied they have no guilt and should be not held accountable for their actions. “