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August 05, 2014

On Hamas Imagery, New Delhi Television Shows West How It's Done

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While most of the mainstream Western media hasn't provided even one still photograph of a Hamas fighter, an Indian television station gets the goods. New Delhi Television broadcast and posted online intriguing video of Hamas assembling a launch site and firing a rocket from just outside a Gaza hotel in a crowded civilian neighborhood. The footage was only shared after the NDTV team was out of Gaza and safe from Hamas retaliation.

This report is being aired on NDTV and published on after our team left the Gaza strip - Hamas has not taken very kindly to any reporting of its rockets being fired. But just as we reported the devastating consequences of Israel's offensive on Gaza's civilians, it is equally important to report on how Hamas places those very civilians at risk by firing rockets deep from the heart of civilian zones.

True, it is equally important. Are you taking notes, Western journalists?

Posted by at August 5, 2014 10:24 AM


These Indian journalists exhibit extraordinary courage. It is unlikely that they will be invited back, and they may face retribution at home.

What can you say to Western Journalists who are already risking their lives to be on location? By being on location they are in effect in collusion with terrorists. It is similar to Stockholm Syndrome.

Posted by: El Cid at August 5, 2014 02:48 PM

That's one news organization who is never going to set foot in gaza, ever again.

Posted by: ofer at August 5, 2014 04:20 PM

This Indian reporter will now be forced to leave Gaza by the Hamas terror regime.
If you don't follow Hamas propaganda, Hamas will threaten you or kick out out of Gaza.

This is a must read article on how Hamas manipulates the media.
The Media’s Role in Hamas’ War Strategy
Hamas’ PR strategy can only work if international news media follows the script, whether willingly or under coercion.
August 5, 2014

Posted by: Lisa Epstein at August 5, 2014 05:08 PM

A couple of month ago, Hamas agreed to reunite with Fatah.

We know that would introduce moderation into the foaming at the mouth Islamists who run Gaza? But, Israel objected vigorously? That illustrated that Israel was more interested in dividing the Palestinians than moderating crazy Islam!

Posted by: Man on the street at August 6, 2014 11:03 PM

i believe it is important for camera report to start looking into the CCTV news in Chine in english which is about the most skewed and biased i have ever is also important to look at thge china daily which the whole of last week had the most outrageous slant which essentially focused on all the usual rubbish such as "disproportionate" mass killings of palestinians by Israeli's..etc
the less knowledgeable the audience perhaps the greatest chance to indoctrinate

Posted by: howard page at August 7, 2014 02:06 AM

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