A new report cites the Palestinian Authority and Hamas for widespread human rights abuses, which it says are being ignored by the mainstream press and others who often rush to criticize only Israel.
Israeli Intelligence Affairs Minister Dr. Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday that the annual “Palestinian Incitement Index” shows the Palestinian Authority using media and education “to teach hate and encourage violence against Jews,” the Algemeiner reports.
An Al Jazeera investigative reporter who worked on the network’s high-profile probe into Yasser Arafat’s death was fired last Monday after raising concerns about the objectivity of the network’s Arafat coverage.
According to the European Union, the Palestinian Authority has misspent, squandered, or lost to corruption over $2 billion in aid between 2008 and 2012, Israel Hayom reports.
Israel displayed on Sunday what it called a Palestinian “terror tunnel” running into its territory from the Gaza Strip and said it was subsequently freezing the transfer of building material to the enclave.