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From Jenin to Gaza
PIJ in the Gaza Strip holds Israel responsible for al-Sadi’s life, asking Egypt, which mediated to de-escalate the situation to release him and Khalil Awawdeh, 33, a Palestinian prisoner held under administrative detention (without charge of trail) who has been on hunger strike in Israeli jails for 33 days.
In fact, the Israeli chants should send worrying messages to the whole world, but instead they go almost unreported in Western media, or, as usual, are reported as clashes or riots that happen in the context of “both sides” fighting each other.
Israeli accounts on social media claimed that Abu Akleh was killed by Palestinian fighters—a narrative reminiscent of the killing of Palestinian Muhammed Al-Durra, 11, in 2000, by the Israeli army, an incident that shook the world and was caught on camera by brave journalists such as Abu Akleh.
Instruments of conflict will continue to be a challenge for NATO like proxies, private military companies, auxiliary force multipliers (social media and cyber “civilian” extensions), and hybrid operations other than traditional conventional and unconventional threats.
Unfortunately, biases and outright racist tropes propelled by western media outlets and politicians have resulted in far more humanizing coverage and discussions about the human suffering in Ukraine compared to Syria.
But without too much hesitation one can say that the fall of this child and the quick realization in "high places" in Rabat, the capital, that Morocco could benefit from it in the media, made it possible to exploit this episode for propaganda purposes.