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Palestinian media, public turn to Israeli press for news

Palestinian media outlets mine Israeli media sources for material to translate and present to their Palestinian readers, often using it to bolster their position and stick it to their political opponents.
Palestinians walk past local newspapers, which feature the Israeli election on their front pages, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, March 18, 2015. As the dust settles on a dramatic election, the immediate questions are how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to stage such a fierce comeback, why the opposition fell short and what it means for Israel, the Palestinians and the world. While the election results may come down to the shuffling of allegiances within major blocs, the repercussions a
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Almost every Palestinian media outlet — print, radio, television and online — dedicates space to translations from Israeli media sources. Some have regular columns or programs featuring topics discussed in the Israeli press, mostly related to Palestinian affairs. Translated opinion pieces by Israeli writers are also offered as well as domestic Israeli news.

When it comes to security incidents between Gaza and Israel, as well as the West Bank and Israel, Gazans follow Israeli media stories like breaking news. They also track news and statements issued by Israeli security officials and Israeli press reports about Palestinian officials.

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