WATCH: Finnish reporter admits Gaza rockets launched from hospital

YouTube video of Finnish reporter from Gaza's Shifa hospital goes viral, sparking journalist to turn to social media to lash out at news outlets.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 2, 2014 18:25
Finnish TV reporter, reporting from Gaza

Finnish TV reporter, reporting from Gaza. (photo credit: screenshot)

 
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A Finnish journalist for the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said in a report that was uploaded to YouTube on Friday that Hamas terrorists launched a rocket attack at Israel from a hospital.

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Aishi Zidan said a rocket was fired at Israel at 2:00 a.m., “right in the back parking lot of the Shifa Hospital in Gaza."

She recalled a really loud sound, following the attack, and added that “it’s true that rockets are launched here from the Gazan side into Israel.”

The Helsinki-based journalist took to Twitter to respond to the maelstrom of attention her TV report generated, both in Israel and in the foreign press.


She tweeted that she refused to be used as a propaganda weapon, and elaborated on Facebook.

The TV reporter blamed news outlets for taking her report out of context and for using it to "target civilians in Gaza."

 

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