Israel’s disinformation playbook: Delay, deflect, deny | The Listening Post

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Israel’s denial and disinformation surrounding the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh came as no surprise to Palestinians familiar with the Israeli playbook - the one it uses to deflect, delay and avoid accountability. It has the effect of muddying the waters, obscuring what, to those on the ground, is crystal clear: that Israel systematically targets Palestinian journalists for doing their jobs.

Contributors:
Shourideh Molavi - Palestine-Israel researcher, Forensic Architecture
Omar Shakir - Israel and Palestine director, Human Rights Watch
Joshua Leifer - Contributing editor, Jewish Currents

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