A TT exclusive.
Aishi Zidan is the journalist reporting from Gaza for the Finnish Dispatch (Helsingin Sanomat), who let it slip that Hamas were using the Shifa hospital in Gaza City as a launching pad site for its rockets into Israel. I broke that story to the international media (here, here, here and here. Now she’s complaining about pro-Israel websites using this excellent material in proving Israeli claims, that Hamas is indeed using the civilian population as human shields. And man is she bitter.
Don’t use me as your propaganda weapon
I spent a night at the Shifa hospital in Gaza two weeks ago. I was covering the situation in Gaza for my newspaper.
My story was about the Palestinian civilians who were victims of war. My article started with a story of four little boys who were killed on the beach the same day. They were playing on the beach when Israeli army hit them without any clear reason or warning. I interviewed a boy who survived from the attack. The Shifa hospital was full of women and children who were victims of this ugly war. I described their stories in detail.
During the night someone launched a rocket somewhere behind the hospital. Now this sentence from my article is spreading in the pro-Israeli medias. I mentioned this in my article because I’m a professional journalist. I try to cover the events truthfully as I see them and I strongly condemn these kind of actions.
But I find it very disgusting how this one sentence was taken out context to be used as an excuse to target civilians in Gaza. My story became quickly a tool of propaganda. The people sharing this story are not even trying to understand the situation as a whole. They are just looking for excuses to Israeli actions in Gaza.
I refuse to be part of this kind of propaganda.
So actual facts are now ”propaganda” solely because they back up the Israeli claim that Hamas has been using its own people as cannon fodder.
Special thanks to Israellycool and Walid Shoebat for due accreditation and for following up on the story.
Aussie Dave from Israellycool says the following:
Yesterday, we were one of the first to post the video of the Finnish reporter admitting Hamashad been launching rockets from Shifa hospital.
It has since gone viral, with news outlets like Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post picking it up (with no attribution to Tundra Tabloids as the source, of course, because that’s how they roll).
I have not seen any pro-Israel sites using this video as “an as an excuse to target civilians in Gaza.” We, for one, have been very clear about how we are saddened by the deaths of all civilians, as well as the fact that Gazan civilians have not been targeted (as evidenced by thecasualties analysis). Zidan’s admission on camera served to show what we know to be true – Hamas are hiding behind Gazan civilians while they fire rockets at Israeli ones.
By posting this ugly screed, Zidan has confirmed something else: there are journalists deliberately skewering the truth and adopting the Hamas narrative.
“Don’t use me as your propaganda weapon..because I am already Hamas’”
Shoebat.com: Posted by Keith Davies
Finnish Journalism isn’t it all cracked up to be!
It seems the truth is propaganda and the lies are the truth: