Do Aussies “lack insight and understanding of the Palestinian identity?”

Pali agitprop tries to weaponise the murder of a young  student to “educate” Aussies about the “Palestinian” cause:

Sydney journalist Jennine Khalik, who has been covering the story for the ABC and has a Palestinian background herself, said people tended to forget or simply did not know the importance or background of the “marginalised group”.
Khalik has been trying to advocate for media outlets to all use the term Palestinian when reporting Aiia’s death.

“It’s a lack of insight and understanding of the Palestinian identity,” she told news.com.au.

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What we’ve got wrong about slain Aiia

The world has been left shocked and saddened by Aiia Maasarwe’s horrific alleged murder and rape in Melbourne.

Why we need to get Aiia Maasarwe’s identity right

Do we, really?

There’s a word most of us have been using when talking about the killing of Melbourne student Aiia Maasarwe, and a reason we need to stop.

The world has been left shocked and saddened by Aiia Maasarwe’s horrific alleged murder and rape in Melbourne.

But among those who feel most strongly about the young woman’s death are Palestinians, both living in Australia or back in their often forgotten home state.

The 21-year-old was Palestinian, yet because of the title of her passport, she was described in news reports as Israeli or Arab-Israeli — terms she and her family, like many Palestinians, reject.

It’s a commonly forgotten distinction, but one her family was determined to have recognised.

Ms Maasarwe’s family shared that the young woman killed in a terrifying unprovoked attack last week identified as Palestinian Arab, but the correction did not immediately flow through.

Sydney journalist Jennine Khalik, who has been covering the story for the ABC and has a Palestinian background herself, said people tended to forget or simply did not know the importance or background of the “marginalised group”.

Khalik has been trying to advocate for media outlets to all use the term Palestinian when reporting Aiia’s death.

“It’s a lack of insight and understanding of the Palestinian identity,” she told news.com.au.

Journalist Jennine Khalik in Israel. She can visit despite her Palestinian parents being unable to return.

Journalist Jennine Khalik in Israel. She can visit despite her Palestinian parents being unable to return.Source:Supplied

Khalik said there were layers of complexity when it came to her and Ms Maasarwe’s identity, that were highly political.

She said Palestinians overwhelmingly rejected being called Arab Israelis, a term prescribed by Israel’s government, whose laws, she wrote, “discriminate against Palestinians because they are not Jewish-Israelis”.

“News outlets in Australia would have initially seen coverage by Israeli news and just gone with that without questioning it, dissecting it, without trying to find out what the accurate term is,” she said.

“It’s one of many systematic ways of erasing Palestinians.”

In a piece written for The Guardian today, Khalik detailed how Aiia’s Palestinian identity was being erased.

Her story quickly gained further support on social media, with writer Clementine Ford saying that in some cases the identification was deliberately removed.

“I submitted a piece last week that referred to Aiia as a ‘Palestinian student’ and I realised after publication that this had been changed to ‘international student’,” Ford wrote on Twitter.

The ABC’s Scott Mitchell said it was an indictment on Australian media that Ms Khalik had to single-handedly correct reporting.

“The malaise and lack of self-criticism about this is staggering,” Mitchell said.

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3 thoughts on “Do Aussies “lack insight and understanding of the Palestinian identity?””

  1. A questionable country with questionable people screaming a questionable narrative with a questionable outcome with the support of questionable people being used by a questionable leader. Middle Eastern politics is all fog and mirrors and the Palestinian question is as questionable as anything else that happens there. Why you have the intransigence of the Palestinian leadership to make any concessions about Israel due to their Iranian masters wishes nothing is ever going to happen here.

  2. There is no ‘palestinian’ identity other than to commit genocide on the Jews and act as the spearhead of Pan Arabism and Arab imperialism. ‘palestinians’ have no distinct history, culture, language other than arabic. Even their name is stolen from the Jews. There is no ‘p’ phonetic in Arabic. They call it falastin.

    ‘palastine’ is an aid and general extortion racket run by gangsters, pimps, terrorists and thieves. Countless ‘palestinian’ leaders have referred to ‘palestine’ as a mere convenient vehicle in order to prosecute the arab war on Israel. The arab resort to terror against the Jews predates Israel and predates her defensive territorial victories. The PLO was created in 1964 and had nothing to do with ‘occupation’. They were talking about Israel itself just as the current PA does along with Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran. Conditions will arise to get rid of these horrid degenerate people.

    I just hope Israel does not squander that opportunity again as they did in 1967 and 1985. The ‘palestinians’ are the responsibility of the arab states that waged aggressive wars ostensibly on their behalf and to where they should be removed to – which is where they mostly came from.

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