Wow! France 24 TV reporter changes his tune, exposes human shield strategy of Hamas after being used as one
On more than one occasion, international media reporters working in Gaza have stood before the cameras showing the devastation from an Israeli strike only to have a rocket unexpectedly fired nearby toward Israel as they speak. This tends to prove the Israeli case that Hamas is using Gazans as human shields, and puts the onus of violating the rules of war on Hamas.
Some reporters, such Finnish TV’s Aishi Zidan, have become furious when their disclosures of Hamas firing rockets from amidst civilians are picked up and used to support Israel. Others however, seem to learn from their experience. Consider the case of France 24 TV reporter Gallagher Fenwick. In the midst of his initial report, focused on the plight of Gazans under attack by Israel, he experienced a nearby rocket being fired:
But in a later report, perhaps after thinking things over, he returned to the very same site, excerpted the rocket launch in his previous report, and then made the point that Israel was defensively attacking places being used to attack it. He even took the trouble to show a UN flag flying over the facility.
Some media members learn from their experiences, others remained mired in their propaganda efforts.
Hat tip: The Right Scoop