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Hamas, PA suspicious of Israel's new webcast

Israel wants to win the hearts and minds of Palestinians through internet radio, something that isn't being well received by West Bank and Gaza Strip leaders.
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As Israel seeks to expand its influence in the Palestinian territories, its authorities have found a new means of conveying propaganda to the people and perhaps even recruiting Palestinians as collaborators, activists say. Others, however, see the new effort as an Israeli outreach to improve relations and help solve problems.

The Israeli Defense Ministry unit known as COGAT (Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories) launched its first internet radio broadcast Dec. 20. The shows have been taking place each Thursday; a recording of each broadcast is available on YouTube

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