Feature: Palestinian youths launch campaign to refute Israeli narrations

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-23 21:30:48|Editor: zh
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Palestinian young men Amin Abed (R) and Mohammed al-Bourno work on their campaign in Gaza City, May 22, 2019. A group of Palestinian youths in the Gaza Strip have established an online campaign to refute the "Israeli narration." (Xinhua/Stringer)

GAZA, May 23 (Xinhua) -- A group of Palestinian youths in the Gaza Strip have established an online campaign to refute the "Israeli narration."

The campaign was named as "Ihbid 194" as the word "Ihbid" in Arabic means "lying". "We chose this word specially to mention the false Israeli narrations and reveal the true story to the world," said Amin Abed, one of the campaign's organizers.

He added that they used the number "194" because the UN General Assembly Resolution 194 was adopted for the right of return of Palestinian refugees to their land. And the organizers hope Palestine to be the 194th member of the United Nations.

Abed, 33 years old and living in Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip, stressed that the Palestinian youths live under hard conditions, noting the continued clashes and the Palestinian internal division are affecting negatively on the Palestinians' lives in Gaza.

"The worst thing we are suffering is the Israeli war against us in the Gaza Strip," he said. "We are also suffering from the false Israeli narrations that let the international community believe most of the time that we have equal rights like the Israelis."

In the latest military escalation between Israel and the Palestinian factions, "we noticed that the Israeli leaders tweeted several times to tell untruth in Gaza," Abed said.

He said those posts "choked" and pushed him to refute the false claims through launching the Ihbid 194 campaign.

"We reacted to the Israeli officials and got involved in discussions with their Western fans, which brought new supporters for Palestine issue and the Palestinian people, especially in Gaza," he added.

On May 4, a military escalation was launched between Israel and Palestinian military factions, leaving 27 Palestinians killed and more than 155 others wounded, according the Palestinian medics.

Meanwhile, the military escalation left four Israelis killed and about 140 others wounded, said the Israeli reports.

Al-Habid, a youth movement from Gaza, helped organize the campaign to replace the false Israeli narrations with real ones, Mohammed al-Bourno, another organizer of the campaign, told Xinhua.

"We succeeded to earn more supporters for our Palestinian issue," he said, stressing the campaign aims to react to the posts on social media by Israeli officials, international leaders and media that support the Israeli narrations against the Palestinians.

He added that the campaign is not supported by any political party; it is purely "national and patriotic," set up by the efforts of Palestinian youths.

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