The Fatah viewers in the West bank believed Al-jazeera was slanting a bit on the side of Hamas. So they offered the channel some feedback.
An Al-jazeera reported inspects the torched television station offices in the West Bank. (Maan)
The PLO was upset with reporting by the Qatar-based television station Al-jazeera during the clashes this past week between Fatah and Hamas.
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A senior Palestinian official on Sunday accused pan-Arab Al-Jazeera television of favouring Hamas in its coverage of the battles between the Islamists and rival Fatah.
“Al-Jazeera is an accomplice in the crimes committed by the (Hamas) militias… against our people,” Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary general of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, told Palestinian radio.
“It has become a mouthpiece for these militias and has remained silent about their crimes,” said the close ally of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, the leader of Fatah.
Abed Rabbo accused the Qatar-based satellite channel of “encouraging the putschists’ crimes by covering these extreme terrorists and not covering their crimes.”
He said the popular international broadcaster has given wide coverage to “isolated acts” committed by Fatah loyalists against Hamas in the West Bank and “marginal” coverage “to the atrocious crimes committed in the Gaza Strip.”
That’s strange… The AFP failed to mention that the Fatah members went ahead and took matters into their own hands.
Employees inspect the demolished offices at Aljazeera in the West Bank earlier today. (Maan)