Naturally, the Indy tries to tie Trump ‘Muslim ban’ to Israel’s treatment of Palestinians

UK Media Watch

A Jan. 31st article at The Independent’s BuzzFeed style website (i100) tried to tie in President Trump’s new ban on immigration from seven Muslim countries with the Palestinian ‘struggle’ against Israel. 

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After providing a few paragraphs of background on Trump’s widely criticised policy, the i100 journalist (Jarjas Zatat) awkwardly pivots to Israel.

For Palestinians, freedom of movement is a challenge. Palestine has been subject to over fifty years of Israeli military occupation…

Israeli law requires everyone to carry an ID pass – Israeli citizens and permanent residents tend to have a blue cover. Residents of the West Bank and the Gaza strip tend to have green covers. Palestinians wishing to travel abroad are required to apply for a visa. In the case of Hashem, his parents made an appointment with the US consulate in Jerusalem for Friday, so that they could travel to the US for their…

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