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In fact, as a journalist, I have yet to enter Gaza despite having reported from many countries. I am, however, a Lebanese-American Western-educated journalist who chooses to have some views – and now to express them – on the current Israeli offensive in Gaza. Working for a 24-hour news network, I wish I could now be in Gaza reporting on the high death toll and severe humanitarian crisis there.When NBC's Middle East correspondent Ayman Mohyeldine witnessed the Israeli killing of four Palestinian boys playing on a Gaza beach on July 16, he tweeted about it.NBC then announced it would send another correspondent to Gaza to replace Ayman.Guess where Ayman is now? He was sent back to Gaza and he's tweeting away on the carnage.Facing such atrocities as the ones witnessed in Gaza on a daily basis, journalists find it increasingly difficult not to use descriptive words or tweet photos previously frowned upon by their networks.No journalist phrased it better than British television reporter Jon Snow, who's currently inside Gaza.Since the start of the Israeli invasion in Gaza I have been continuously asked where I stand on the issue as a journalist.Almost everything you watch and read about Gaza today has a parallel dimension on Twitter.
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