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Fake news in real time: PA TV reporter demonizes Israeli soldier who wanted to protect Palestinian journalists

Official PA TV, special coverage of a protest organized by the Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall against US President Donald Trump’s announcement of his peace plan; see notes below

Israeli officer: "Stand over there."
PA TV reporter: “We are journalists.”
Officer: "Journalists over there.
Reporter: “Where?"
Officer: "Across the street. They’ll run you over. It’s your life. Go over here."
Reporter: "As you can hear -"
Officer: "You’ll get killed. We’re looking out for you."
Reporter: "One of the occupation soldiers is making us move away on a false claim that this is an Israeli road and Palestinians are not allowed on it."

The Trump peace plan – US President Donald Trump announced his Israel–Palestinian peace plan "Peace to Prosperity" – commonly known as “the deal of the century” - on Jan. 28, 2020. Main points of the plan: 1- Israeli sovereignty would be applied to the Jordan Valley and all Israeli towns and cities in the West Bank. 2- Jerusalem, including all its holy sites, would remain under Israeli sovereignty with accommodations made to enable access for Palestinians. 3- The remainder of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and part of what is currently Israeli land in the Negev, the Galilee, and Jerusalem - creating a territory almost equal in size to the West Bank and Gaza Strip - would form the Palestinian state, with its capital in neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that are outside of Israel's security wall. 4- The Palestinian state would be demilitarized, with Israel responsible for external security and controlling all airspace. 5- All Palestinian prisoners except murderers, and those who attempted or conspired to murder would be released. 6- Palestinians in refugee camps would be absorbed into their host countries and, subject to certain limitations, into the Palestinian state. 7- Before becoming a state, the Palestinians would have to carry out extensive reform of their laws and institutions, including implementing a new governing system; granting its people due process and basic human rights and freedoms; end all incitement to and incentivizing of terror; end all glorification of terror and martyrdom; disarm Hamas; and adopt a culture promoting peace. The goal of the plan is to create a Palestinian state beside Israel, living in peace and security. The implementation would be facilitated through extensive international investment. 

The Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall – PA Chairman Abbas appoints the head of this organization by presidential decree, current head is Walid Assaf who was appointed in April 2015.


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