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Iran’s Press TV Takes Liberties With The Truth on Jailed Palestinian Terrorists

Iran’s Press TVs report that palestinian Arabs staged a rally to mark the first anniversary of the Gilboa prison break.

Palestinians have staged a rally in front of the Red Cross office in Gaza to mark the first anniversary of the Gilboa prison break also known as the Freedom Tunnel operation.

In September of last year, six Palestinian detainees escaped from the Gilboa maximum security prisons in occupied northern Palestine. They managed to get out through an underground tunnel in the prison’s drainage system.

Hamas resistance movement has vowed to secure the release of Palestinian detainees.

The Israeli regime violates all the rights and freedoms granted to prisoners by the Fourth Geneva Convention. The Israeli Prison Service keeps Palestinian inmates under deplorable conditions.

As far as I can tell, Press TV is not reporting truthfully (I know, you must be as shocked as I am).

There was a rally in front of the Red Cross office in Gaza over a week ago, but it was not to mark the first anniversary of the prison break, but was rather a protest in solidarity with palestinian Arab prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails. Perhaps that is why when you watch the video accompanying the report, you see Gazans holding up placards of these jailed terrorists, and not the Gilboa escapees – who only appear on the video before it starts (but seem to have been photoshopped in):

Also, the first anniversary of the operation is today, while the rally was last week.

What Press TV also do not tell you (but it is intimated) is how the Gilboa prison break did not end very well for the escapees, who were all recaptured within two weeks of escaping. So if Press TV were reporting accurately, then Gazans were rallying to commemorate an ultimate failure.

Come to think of it, that actually sounds plausible.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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