Where CNN’s Sara Sidner Calls Israel “Palestinian Territories”

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The  insidious Sidner is once again parroting the Arab narrative on Israel.

On Sunday, the Lebanese Army and UNIFIL — the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon — intensified their patrols along the border with the Palestinian territories, Lebanon’s national news agency reported. It said the move followed the alleged blasts and “intensified Israeli Army patrols” along the ‘Blue Line’ within the occupied territories.”

Sidner is apparently so thick, she doesn’t realize that these “occupied territories” are Israel. She automatically assumes that whenever “occupied” and “territories” are thrown about, it must mean Palestinians, and therefore added the bolded phrase above with “Palestinian territories”, when that doesn’t appear in the original NNA report:

Lebanese Army and UNIFIL ran intensive patrols along the borderline region with occupied Palestine between Al-Naqoura and Bint Jbeil on Sunday, NNA correspondent reported.

This move came in the wake of intensified Israeli Army patrols along the “Blue Line” within the occupied territories, which coupled with increased enemy raids over the border region.

Not only has she demonstrated sloppy journalism, she also has no clue as to where she is and what borders what.

Map for Sara

Bonus round! Hezballah whitewashing!

Hezbollah is a Shiite militant group regarded by Israel and the United States as a terrorist organization

And the Netherlands, and Bahrain, and Canada, and France, and Australia

although its political wing is a key player in Lebanon’s government

Still doesn’t exclude them from being terrorist. For more detail on “political Wing” see here.

It has been linked to a number of attacks against Israeli, U.S. and other Western targets.

Sidner neglects to mention the attacks against Lebanese and Syrians, in Syria and Lebanon, as well as possible intervention against uprising in Iran.

In 2006, Israel and Hezbollah fought a month-long war in Lebanon, northern Israel and the Golan Heights which ended with a U.N.-brokered cease-fire.

No mention of how the war started, and also note the recurring meme of starting the history of Hezballah in 2006, and not the 2 decades of terror beforehand.

Stay classy Sara.

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