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Palestinians struggle to compete with Israeli PR machine

The Palestinians concede they are miles behind Israel in public relations as international media largely repeat Israel’s account of the war.

Alongside every war waged by the military is an equally important war of words. The current Israeli war against Gaza is no different.

The Palestinian and Israeli narratives are so divergent one would think people are talking about two different conflicts. The Israeli narrative revolves around a self-defense argument, specifically that Israel is defending itself from Hamas rockets that have turned the lives of innocent Israelis into a psychological hell because they have to go bomb shelters every time warning sirens blare.

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