The Israeli media witnessed a split during the recent war on Gaza, and this division is rare in the history of the occupation, and the rift became clear between those who stood with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and those who see it as an adventure without purpose.
An episode of the “Al-Marsad” program (31/5/2021) monitored the political confusion on screens and the fronts of Israeli newspapers, after Gaza’s resilience for 11 days of confrontations, and the reactions of the Israeli media, and its readings of the repercussions of the event that shook the Israelis’ confidence in many Muslims who lived on its impact for a while long.
Over the past decades, the occupation army has pursued a policy of media blackout on the reality of what is happening in the occupied territories, but the situation has changed during the last war. Where the occupation found itself under the lights of cameras and phones around the clock, as activists and the media documented everything during the war.
As for the communication platforms, the hashtags “Gaza Under Bombardment” and “Save Palestine” issued the list of interactions on the platforms for several days, on the other hand, confusion appeared on the Israeli media from an early age.
The steadfastness of Gaza and the continued firing of rockets from it towards the occupied territories forced the Israeli media to send its teams to the border with the Strip to cover from there. One channel described the situation as very difficult, which was reflected in the reputation of the strength of the occupation army and its iron dome, which failed to intercept the rockets.
Some Israeli newspapers talked about the possibility of the occupation army’s superiority in the ground battles inside the Strip, but others described the military operation as the most failure in the history of the State of Israel, and called for its immediate end after it exposed the readiness of the IDF, accusing the government of confusion and impotence.
After the start of the truce, some Israeli journalists tried through international media to work on polishing the image of their country, but they failed even to present one evidence that justifies the targeting of the evacuation tower, which houses press offices, including the offices of Al-Jazeera Network and the Associated Press.