VG – a propaganda outlet for Hamas?

 

BBC-journalist mistet sønnen (11 mnd): – Hva gjorde han for å dø slik?

KNUST: Jihad Masharawi fortviler med sin døde 11 måneder gamle sønn i armene. Foto: Majed Hamdan/AP
KNUST: Jihad Masharawi fortviler med sin døde 11 måneder gamle sønn i armene. Foto: Majed Hamdan/AP
Publisert 16.11.12 – 09:25, endret 16.11.12 – 09:41 (VG NETT)
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TEL AVIV/OSLO (VG Nett) Her blir den gråtende journalisten Jihad Masharawi selv en del av historien. Et luftangrep drepte sønnen hans.

VG Nett følger

Det sterke bildet av den sørgende faren med sin sønn Omar i armene deles i sosiale medier og ble blant annet trykket påforsiden av Washington Post på torsdag. Det viser BBC Arabic-journalisten Jihad Misharawi som bærer gutten gjennom al-Shifa-sykehuset i Gaza by.

- Splinter traff huset mitt. Min sønn og svigerinne ble drept, og broren min skadet, sier Masharawi i et intervju på BBC.

- Hva gjorde sønnen min for å dø slik. Hva gjorde han feil? Han er 11 måneder. Hva har han gjort? legger han til.

Dette skjer akkurat nå – følg med i vår livestudio

Israel: – Ansvaret for sivile tap hos Hamas

SØRGER: Jihad Masharawi omfavner sin sønn. Foto: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Misharawis hjem i Gaza ble truffet onsdag, ifølge BBCs Midtøsten-sjef Paul Danahar.

- Jihad fortalte meg at det ikke var kamper i nabolaget da granaten traff hans fireromsleilihet i Gaza, sier han på Twitter.

Danahar melder også at Israels viseutenriksminister Danny Aylon sier til kanalen at «de beklager sivile tap, men ansvaret ligger hos Hamas».

BBCs verdensredaktør Jon Williams har send ut et memo til kollegene etter hendelsen:

«Våre tanker er med Jihad og resten av teamet hans i Gaza. Dette er et spesielt vanskelig øyeblikk for hele byrået i Gaza. Vi er heldige nok til å ha et slikt engasjert og modig team der. Dette er påminnelse om utfordringene mange av våre kolleger møter» skriver han ifølge Daily Telegraph.

Wow, is it even possible? This is VG? This is a serious newspaper?
Here is the translation of the propaganda piece VG has served it readers (how stupid does the journalists/editors think the average Norwegian is)

BBC journalist lost his son (11 months): – What did he do to die like this? 

Text under first picture: BROKENHEARTED: Jihad Masharawi mourns his dead 11 month old son in his arms. Photo: Majed Hamdan / AP
Published 11/16/12 – 9:25, changed 16/11/12 – 09:41 (AP)
By Lars Kristian Tranøy, Dennis Ravndal and Nilas Johnsen

TEL AVIV / OSLO (AP) Here the weeping journalist Jihad Masharawi makes history. An air strike killed his son.
The strong image of the grieving father with his son Omar in his arms is being shared on social media, and was also publishedon the front of the Washington Post on Thursday. It shows the BBC’s Arabic journalist Jihad Misharawi carrying boy through the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City.

- Splinter hit my house. My son and sister-in-law were killed, and my brother injured, Masharawi said in an interview on the BBC.

- What did my son do to die like that? What did he do wrong? He is 11 months. What has he done? he adds.

Text under second photo  Grief: Jihad Masharawi embracing his son. Photo: REUTERS / Mohammed Salem

Israel: – Hamas has the responsibility for civilian casualties in Gaza

Misharawis home in Gaza was hit Wednesday, according to the BBC’s Middle East chief Paul Danaher.

- Jihad told me that there were fights in the neighborhood when the grenade hit his 4 room apartment in Gaza, he said on Twitter.

Danaher also reports that Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Aylon said to the channel that “they regret civilian casualties, but the responsibility lies with Hamas.”

BBC’s world editor Jon Williams has send out a memo to his colleagues after the incident:

“Our thoughts are with Jihad and the rest of his team in Gaza. This is a particularly difficult moment for the agency in Gaza. We are luck to have such a dedicated and courageous teams there. This is the reminder of the challenges many of our colleagues face, “he wrote according to the Daily Telegraph.

The rest of the article is more or less neutral, but fails to detail the horrors Israeli citizens in the South of Israel suffer. The article mentions the Egyptian Prime Minister’s visit to Gaza, in very passion mention the three fatalities in Kiryat Malachi, and of course the attacks on Tel Aviv, yon can google translate the rest of the article to get the gist, but the opening lines say it all, VG does not mind to trade its journalistic integrity in exchange for becoming a propaganda mouthpiece for Hamas. Good to know.

Also, for balance, they could have added at least one thought of concern for the three children who became orphaned when their mother, Mira Sharf, Z”L, was killed by a Hamas rocket in her home as she tried to reach the shelter with her three kids and husband. Mira was pregnant in 7th month, the unborn child died with her, another child was critically wounded while her husband seriously injured. What had these people done to deserve to have their lives snuffed out and destroyed?

Please VG, at least try to pretend you are a serious news outlet.