See Update, 28 September 2013. OCCUPIED JERUSALEM , (SANA), 31 March 2013 - Dozens of Palestinians participating in a march marking the occasion of Land Day on Saturday expelled the Qatari al-Jazeera Channel's staff from Sakhnin City in the occupied Palestinian territories of 1948 in protest against its deceitful reporting of the Syrian conflict.
Adapted from article originally published as Al-Jazeera Staff Expelled from Palestinian March in Protest of Blood-stained Coverage of Syria File. See also: Ex- CNN Reporter: I Received Orders to Manipulate News to Demonize Syria and Iran (on candobetter, republished from SANA), 31 Mar 2013, href="http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/warning-final-psy-op-vs-syria-begins.html">WARNING: "Final" Psy-Op Vs. Syria Begins of 29 March 2013 by Tony Cartalucci, Syrian Conflict: The Price of Defying the West and Obstructing a US-Israeli Attack on Iran of 28 Mar 2013 by Tony Cartalucci (also here), How Obama Chose War Over Peace in Syria of 28 March 2012 by Shamus Cooke. Follow Amber Lyon on Twitter
The Palestinians expressed rejection of al-Jazeera covering Land Day, annually celebrated by Palestinians to emphasize their full right in the occupied Palestinian territories, objecting to the channel's lack of integrity and objectivity in its coverage of the Syrian crisis.
Addressing the al-Jazeera staff, they chanted "Out …Out the Syrian Land is Free," the thing which forced them to leave the march at once.
Hoisting the Syrian and Palestinian flags, the participants expressed their full support to Syria, stressing that the Palestinian-Syrian cohesion and rejection of Israeli-international imperialistic conspiracy against Syria should be the title of Land Day.
This is not the first time that al-Jazeera staff have been expelled by angered protestors, as Tunisians repelled al-Jazeera Mubashar (Live) staff two weeks ago during an attempt to cover a protest held on the occasion of marking 40 day after the assassination of the opposition struggler, Shukri Baleid.
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#IraqSyria">Editorial comment: Read, on al-Jazeera, Georgetown first year postgraduate student Sarah Harvey's protestations of 31 March 2001 that Syria is not Iraq. It is of little surprise to me that examples of the claimed mainstream media's conflation of the current proxy terrorist war against Syria with the invasion of Iraq were not provided. Contrary to Sarah Harvey's claim, it seems to me that the mainstream newsmedia has gone out of its way to omit mention of the obvious similarities between the current war against Syria, including the terrorists' massacres of Syrian christians, and the communal strife that the US invaders deliberately fomented in Iraq after the 2003 invasion.
#update_28sep2013">Update, 28 September 2013
On Twitter, it was reported:
"Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy was arrested on August 14. His detention has been extended another 45 days."
Whilst a number Al-Jazeera journalists should indeed be imprisoned for their deceitful reporting about the Syrian conflict, it seems far more likely that Abdullah Elshamy was imprisoned to prevent the truth about the Egyptian regime's brutal repression of protesters from being reported.