Do Israeli police raid and break up dance parties in PA controlled Palestinian cities in the West Bank? That’s what an interview in the The Observer (sister site of the Guardian) with Palestinian rapper Muqata’a, focusing on Ramallah’s dance culture, claimed. (Muqata’a: ‘Our music is a way to disrupt, to be a glitch in the system’, Oct. 20).
Whilst Israeli security forces do at times enter Palestinian cities within Area A to search for terrorists, or investigate terrorist activity, the notion that the IDF would send in forces to raid a Ramallah rave strained credulity, skepticism we expressed in a tweet to the Guardian journalist, Kieran Yates, and the Palestinian rapper.
Concerning this bit in your interview with @muqataa_, is he claiming that #Israeli police come to his music events/parties (in Ramallah, or other PA controlled cities) and shut them down because they're too loud? pic.twitter.com/uiUjBLIMFk
— CAMERA UK (formerly UK Media Watch and BBC Watch) (@CAMERAorgUK) October 21, 2018
Muqataa replied to our tweet to confirm that, as we suspected, the Guardian was wrong. Yates then assured us it would be corrected, which it was.
It will – thanks
— kieranyates (@kieran_yates) October 21, 2018
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