Palestinian Authority lashes out at Norway saying: “They used rumors and exaggerations. They exaggerated all kinds of news items to foster a negative attitude among Norwegians against the Palestinian issue and the Palestinian leadership…” The TV report is “part of an incitement campaign started by the Israeli Foreign Ministry on a global level to affect the positions of countries that support Palestine.”
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PalWatch The Palestinian Authority has rejected the findings of NRK Norwegian state-owned TV, which showed PA messages of hatred against Jews and Israel as documented by Palestinian Media Watch. PA TV described the TV report as part of a global “incitement campaign” by Israel.
The Palestinian Ambassador also tried to minimize the damage the story caused to the PA, saying “these are weak voices in the Norwegian media.” In fact, NRK is the main TV station and the TV report had a significant impact. It led to high level debates in the Norwegian parliament and prompted the Norwegian Foreign Minister to call the office of PA Chairman Abbas for clarification.
He also challenged the accuracy of the Norwegian TV report, which was based on Palestinian Media Watch’s documentation and its book Deception. The Ambassador claimed that “they used rumors and exaggerations. They exaggerated all kinds of news items to foster a negative attitude among Norwegians against the Palestinian issue and the Palestinian leadership, but all this failed.”
PMW documented in Deception that the PA has a policy of sending one message to the international community while disseminating a contradictory message to its own people. This policy is being repeated here. To the Palestinian public, the PA rejects PMW’s findings as “rumors and exaggerations.” However, when the Norwegian Foreign Ministry called the office of PA Chairman Abbas, the PA accepted the Norwegian complaint, “denounced” the hate incitement, and promised to “pursue” it.
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