Think you were receiving accurate, thorough coverage of the Gaza war from the mainstream international media? That’s certainly what one would expect, given that the already bloated foreign press corps in Israel grew by an additional 700+ journalists during the latest round of fighting.
But many of those journalists themselves are now admitting that their own reports from Gaza need to be viewed with skepticism.
Was it a lack of journalistic integrity? A number of journalists have in the past been caught expressing outright anti-Israel bias in their reports. But this time around, foreign correspondents say the culprit was Hamas.
“The Foreign Press Association protests in the strongest terms the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month,” read a statement released by the umbrella group representing foreign journalists in Israel.
The FPA decried the fact that journalists were forcibly exploited by Hamas to advocate for the terror group and support its agenda.
The FPA’s statement once again confirms that it is impossible to rely on the mainstream international media for a clear picture of the situation in times of conflict, at least in this region.
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