(JNS.org) Following Israel’s military withdrawal from Gaza, foreign journalists who have left the area are reporting on Hamas tactics they could not reveal while stationed there.
"We saw the Hamas men," a Spanish reporter said, according to Yedioth Ahronoth. "But had we dared point the cameras at them, they would have opened fire at us and killed us."
Indian reporter Sreenivasan Jain revealed that Hamas terrorists were launching rockets just outside of his hotel in Gaza. "There's a conspiracy of silence rooted in fear—no one wants to report in real-time," he said.
Jain, who was working in Gaza for the Hindi-language news channel NDTV, also said it is "important to report on how Hamas places those very civilians at risk by firing rockets deep from the heart of civilian zones."
Italian journalist Gabriele Barbati tweeted after leaving Gaza, “Out of #Gaza far from #Hamasretaliation: misfired rocket killed children yday (yesterday) in Shati (refugee camp). Witness: militants rushed and cleared debris.” He also tweeted, “@IDFSpokesperson said truth in communique released yesterday about Shati camp massacre. It was not #Israel behind it.”
Sudarsan Raghavan, a reporter for the Washington Post, said he was asked to photograph a bombed mosque, a scene he called clearly "prepared."