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PA claims Israel spreads drugs to harm Palestinian youth

PA claims Israel spreads drugs to harm Palestinian youth

Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, June 27, 2022

Head of the PA Anti-Narcotic Department Abdallah Ilawie: “There is a demand and rise in the use of drugs as a result of factors, some of which are social and some of which are financial. We are a state that is being subjected to occupation. This is one of the tools-”

Official PA TV host: “Right.”

Abdallah Ilawie: “-that the occupation is using to divert the [Palestinians’] compass, and especially among the youth.”

Host: “This is a great challenge, especially on everything concerning the occupier who is aiding and contributing to the spread of this [drug] epidemic among the Palestinian public. 

Abdallah Ilawie was interviewed in connection with International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The slides shown during the first part of the interview encourage drug addicts to seek help and state that deterrent penalties have been issued against dealing and growing drugs. 

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