Rabid Anti-israel Articles Appear in South African Pro-arab Paper

A series of rabid anti-Israeli articles have been appearing during the last several weeks in Muslim News, an independent newspaper published in the city of Athlone on the Cape of Good Hope. Accusing Israel of “treachery” in its rescue of hostages at Uganda’s Entebbe Airport, the newspaper stated: “The Zionists have shown by this action and actions in the past that they will not hesitate to perpetrate the most inhuman acts to fulfill their aims.”

In an editorial, Muslim News charged Israel with planning to convert the Al-Aksa Mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount into a synagogue. In another issue the newspaper showed two photographs under the heading, “Faces of Zionist Occupation.” The caption for one picture accused Israel of being a country ruled by “the law of force which is implemented by guns and batons, as our picture shows.” The second showed an Arab in Nablus “forced to clear a barricade, put up by Palestinian demonstrators against the trigger-happy and baton wielding Israeli soldiers.”

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