Ziyad Nakhalah gushed over Al Jazeera’s distorted, dishonest coverage of the terror group’s recent conflict with Israel.
By United with Israel Staff
During a recent Tehran press conference, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Leader Ziyad Nakhalah offered high praise to the Qatar state-sponsored propaganda outlet Al Jazeera, which represents itself as a legitimate news outlet.
While Al Jazeera‘s anti-Israel agenda is well documented, the terror group leader went out of his way to praise the outlet for its coverage of the recent conflict in Gaza, which PIJ initiated.
During the August 7 press conference, Nakhalah “saluted” Al Jazeera, in addition to praising Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam TV.
It’s no wonder Nakhala loves Al Jazeera‘s coverage. It publishes articles with titles like “The names and faces of the 16 children killed in Gaza” that omit the fact that footage clearly demonstrates Palestinians killed at least four of their own children with misfired rockets.
This type of coverage is not an aberration for Al Jazeera, which seems allergic to telling the truth about Palestinian terror groups.
This delights terrorists like Nakhala, who said in the Tehran press conference on Sunday, “I would like to salute Al Jazeera, as well as all the TV channels, but especially to Al Jazeera, that broadcast live from Palestine throughout the days of the war, and it covered the news in detail, hour by hour, and minute by minute, and therefore I salute them.”
One can assume Nakhala did not intend to salute the Hezbollah-run channel that accidentally broadcast on live television a Palestinian rocket misfiring and exploding in a heavily populated urban area in Gaza.
Hamas requires foreign journalists to have a local “sponsor” to work in Gaza, who serve as guarantors for reporters.
It’s no wonder than that coverage of life in Gaza has a distinctly Hamas-spin.
As United with Israel‘s Pesach Benson recently reported, “Hamas doesn’t respond to unfavorable media coverage with a social media post or letter to the editor. It knows where all the journalists live. Nobody wants to be invited to a police station for a chat about whatever they wrote or filmed.”
In addition to anti-Israel bias, Al Jazeera promotes outright antisemitism.
The outlet was left reeling in 2019 from a Holocaust denial “documentary” that revealed disturbing Jew-hatred at the network.
Back then, Al Jazeera also created its AJ+ digital outlet as an attempt to mask the extreme views of its Qatari puppet-masters and package its warped worldview to a younger generation. AJ+ operated under the radar for several years, until the hate-filled views of its staff members were exposed by the Canary Mission watchdog group.
From fake Hitler quotes to expletive-laden anti-Semitic rants, hatred of Jews on the part of AJ+ staff members did not begin with its Holocaust denial “documentary.”
Al Jazeera‘s fake news also includes blatant lies about so-called Palestinian history.
For instance, the network aired a documentary that dishonestly claimed that an Arab country called Palestine pre-existed Israel. That is demonstrably false.
While genocidal arch terrorists like Ziyad Nakhalah might love Al Jazeera, people who love the truth should steer clear of it.
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