Kanaani slams Western media double standards over 'Israel' protests
The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson says the Western media empire portrays anti-overhaul protests as a symbol of false democracy in "Israel".
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani highlighted the Western media's double standards in covering the protests in "Israel" over the judicial overhaul that the Israeli occupation government intends to approve.
On Twitter, Kanaani said the Israeli occupation is witnessing the continuation of several months of protests, strikes, and paralyzing demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of settlers in occupied Palestinian territories.
He added that the Israeli occupation is concealing the number of dead, injured, and arrested settler protesters.
شاهد تداوم چندین ماهه اعتراض و اعتصاب و تظاهرات فلج کننده صدها هزار نفری در سرزمینهای اشغالی همراه با سرکوب با استفاده از مدرنترین ابزارهای خشونت علیه معترضان و پنهان سازی آمار کشتهشدگان و مجروحان و بازداشت شدگان بدست نیروهای امنیتی و پلیس رژیم صهیونیستی هستیم. pic.twitter.com/XYAUrdNyeg— Nasser Kanaani (@IRIMFA_SPOX) July 16, 2023
According to the Iranian diplomat, "the Western media empire, turning a blind eye to repression and violence against protesters, portray these protests as a symbol of false democracy in Israel."
The spokesperson said that "while the same Western media cover the smallest gathering and protest in a non-united country of the West, with the big lie of defending freedom of expression and human rights, they turn a deaf ear to the world, or they describe the turmoil, chaos, violence, and destruction as protest and revolution."
"For many years, the occupying and criminal Zionists tried to portray their fake regime as the most democratic entity in West Asia," Kanaani noted.
It is noteworthy that on Saturday, Israelis have taken to the streets for the 28th consecutive week to protest the proposed judicial overhaul.
Thousands of settlers took to the streets in numerous occupied Palestinian cities, with the Israeli Yedioth Ahronoth news website reporting that there were as many as 100,000 settlers in "Tel Aviv" alone, and Walla! saying there were 20,000 in occupied Haifa.
Hours before the start of the demonstrations, Israeli media reported that 170 reservists in the occupation army's top special forces unit, Sayeret Matkal, announced that they would no longer show up for service.
In addition, 106 reserve pilots in non-combat posts announced that they would stop showing up for service for the same reason, as per Kan news.