Palestinian man stabbed a occupation policeman in the neck near Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate. The Palestinian was shot afterwards.

Dispute in Jordan over media coverage of Jerusalem stabbing

PNN / Bethlehem /

Jordanian journalists Thursday rebuked the Israeli embassy in Amman after the mission had protested a June 24 article in the daily newspaper Al-Dustur, allegedly expressing sympathy with the Palestinians.

The article described two recent incidents, that have led to one Israeli dead in the West Bank and one occupation police officer wounded by stabbing in Old Jerusalem by a Palestinian, who was shot briefly after.

The Israeli embassy protested the article, deeming it “ugly and shameful…incitement to kill Israelis.”

Al-Dustur rejected the embassy’s protestations, calling the Palestinian actions “martyrdom operations in heroic defense of their land and rights.”

“Just as [Israel] rejects these operations, we reject the killing of unarmed innocents…in Palestine and their displacement from their land and the desecration of their holy places in front of their eyes,” the newspaper wrote.