As the clash between Israeli forces and Palestinian militia Hamas gets fierce, people all over the world search for updates and reports that can provide them with the most reliable and credible information. In such a condition nothing is considered more credible than information by people who are present on ground and reporting directly from the battleground itself!
Here are some people that can provide information as the conflict unfolds.
Journalists to Follow on Twitter
Paul Danahar (@pdanahar) BBC Middle East Bureau Chief: reporting from the battleground since the very first day of the crisis, here are some tweets from Paul’s timeline:
Something very sad about watching possessions which yesterday were cherished by their owners, today being scooped up and dumped in a skip— Paul Danahar (@pdanahar) November 19, 2012
2 red eyed men are embracing tearfully outside Shifa hospital morgue in #Gaza. As a body came out there was a cry of Alahu Akhbar— Paul Danahar (@pdanahar) November 19, 2012
Paul also tweeted photos of destruction caused by Israeli missile strikes on Gaza
Paula Slier (@PaulaSlier_RT) Middle East bureau chief for Russia Today. Here are some of her tweets:
#GAZA - 38 aid agencies warn of humanitarian disaster in Gaza if military confrontation is not stopped— PaulaSlier_RT (@PaulaSlier_RT) November 19, 2012
#ISRAEL - Rocket slams into Ashkelon school. Significant damage. All schools closed. Building is vacant.— PaulaSlier_RT (@PaulaSlier_RT) November 19, 2012
Mahir Zeynalov (@MahirZeynalov) Turkish journalist with Today’s Zaman and blogger
If this bomb hit the right house, do you think it would kill only a Hamas commander or entire residents? twitpic.com/beiwng— Mahir Zeynalov (@MahirZeynalov) November 19, 2012
A desperate Gaza woman after Israeli airstrike twitpic.com/beilly— Mahir Zeynalov (@MahirZeynalov) November 19, 2012
Joseph Dana (@ibnezra) journalist based in the West Bank and Israel
Roughly 100 Palestinian protesters at Rafat in the West Bank now. Protesters are cutting a border fence (via @abirkopty)— joseph dana (@ibnezra) November 19, 2012
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