Indian TV Channel's Report on Gaza Goes Viral in Israel

A video clip of a report by an Indian news channel showing purported Hamas militants firing a rocket from an inhabited area has gone viral on social media, drawing strong reactions against them for using their own population as "human shields" for attacking Israel.

NDTV aired a report yesterday claiming to show the militants assembling and firing a rocket from an inhabited area between hotels and other residential structures in Gaza.

The clip showed the news channel's reporter trying to reach the site from where the rocket was launched but he was stopped by other foreign journalists warning that there could be an Israeli retaliation.

The clip drew strong reactions on social media against Hamas and other Gaza-based militants.

"What do they have to say now....It's not us making those allegations. Israel had to defend itself and Hamas made its own population the sacrificial lamb to gain international sympathy," Nir, a user of mobile messenger service WhatsApp, wrote on a messaging group.

"I am proud of the Indian TV channel that aired this report. They also aired the unfortunate destruction and loss of lives in Gaza but at least they were brave to not hide what the other side was doing. Most of the foreign journalists ignore it out of fear of the Gaza terror groups," wrote another person, Naor, who is of Indian origin.

Israel's popular news portal Ynet and its English version also posted the clip on their site and said, "This seems to touch on the reason that reporters have been hesitant to film or photograph Hamas militants since some claim that Hamas would harm them if they were seen photographing or filming certain events."

Israel had been repeatedly making claims during the four-week war that most of the rockets fired from Gaza were launched from civilian areas, including hospitals and schools, causing casualties in retaliatory attacks.

The Jewish state had been claiming that Hamas and other Gaza based militants were using their own population as "human shields".

The four-week Israel-Hamas conflict has killed over 1,880 Palestinians - most of them civilians. Some 67 Israelis, including three soldiers, have also died.

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8/D-156
Aug 07, 2014
11:46 PM

6 D DLN

"...Niha Masih is equally brave and competent...."

NDTV is antimale, but I dont know how you have given Niha the certification.

This reporting is far better than the 'war tourism', that Burkha Dutt and her ilk did in the past.

Misogynist, Chennai
7/D-106
Aug 07, 2014
06:39 PM

The biggest weapon the Hamas has is, bigger the number of innocent Muslims dead the better.  They cannot match Isareali military might so propaganda war is their only option.  The world is falling for it every time. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
6/D-92
Aug 07, 2014
05:06 PM

"Good that NDTV is sending brave MALES to the war front. Obviously, the reporting is also improved".......   MISOGYNIST

The NDTV team in Gaza comprises Sreenivasan Jain, a male and Ms Niha Masih, a FEMALE photojournalist who actually captured those visuals.

Niha Masih is equally brave and competent.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
5/D-82
Aug 07, 2014
02:55 PM

''Good that NDTV is sending brave MALES to the war front. Obviously, the reporting is also improved.   MISOGYNIST, CHENNAI

But Anwaar could have done better. He is knowledgable, and extremely unbiased.

 
george, london
4/D-69
Aug 07, 2014
01:07 PM

Good that NDTV is sending brave MALES to the war front. Obviously, the reporting is also improved.

Misogynist, Chennai
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