A video clip from an Al Jazeera interview is circulating online after a reporter cut off the broadcast from a Gaza hospital as the patient made an unwelcome statement.
The network’s correspondent was reporting from a Gaza hospital.
During the live broadcast, he appears to abruptly end the interview with an injured Palestinian man.
The man was cut off by the reporter as he started criticizing the presence of Hamas terrorists in the complex.
The Al Jazeera reporter was at the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Gaza.
The elderly Palestinian man told the reporter that terrorists were hiding among the wounded in the hospital.
According to a rough translation, the man told the reporter:
“What’s happening is criminal!
“Why is the resistance hiding among us?
“Why don’t they go to hell and hide there?
“They are not resistance!”
In the clip, the reporter, whose identity is unclear, then turns away from his interview subject and appears to quickly change the subject.
The man continues to talk and tries to follow the journalist, even as he’s walking away from him.
However, the reporter ignores the man and refuses to continue the interview.
Elderly Wounded Man at Gaza Hospital Criticizes Hamas for Hiding Among Civilians: “They Can Go to Hell and Hide There” – Then He Kicks Al-Jazeera Reporter for Cutting Him Off Mid-Sentence #Hamas #Gaza pic.twitter.com/JTG88fe3TT
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) November 15, 2023
Several commenters online have criticized the Qatari-funded network for “silencing” the truth.
Others allege Al Jazeera is outright supporting Hamas and chided its coverage of the ongoing conflict as one-sided.
Last month, the family of a prominent Al Jazeera correspondent was killed in Gaza.
The network blamed a purported Israeli airstrike for their deaths.
Earlier this month, the BBC aired footage of a grieving Palestinian woman having her mouth covered by rescue workers.
The woman was silenced after she blamed the “dogs of Hamas” for an explosion in Gaza that the media claimed was caused by an Israeli airstrike.