“Mr Dromi [a former government press adviser and air force colonel] admitted that the administration will struggle to win hearts and minds if footage of those suffering in Gaza continues to be shown. ‘When you have a Palestinian kid facing an Israeli tank, how do you explain that the tank is actually David and the kid is Goliath? That is why the television kills us.’” Not only has the Israeli government barred
journalists from entering Gaza, they also bombed
the local TV station on second day of the assault.
Meanwhile, the Israeli Consulate in New York yesterday held a “citizen’s press conference
” on its new Twitter channel
, while the IDF’s new YouTube channel
is going strong.
Update January 13, 2009
: Hamas has launched its own YouTube equivalent
and Al Jazeera has made its latest video from Gaza freely available
at broadcast quality under a Creative Commons license