(All photos from Rene)
Despite the order of the Israeli Supreme Court to open Gaza to journalists, the IDF has yet to do so.
Earlier this week the IDF agreed to allow eight journalists into Gaza itself, but the army is still not coming through on its promise despite the increasing pressure.This pressure on Israel to open the area to reporters will only increase as more and more "top line" journalists flood into the area. People like CNN's Christiane Amanpour, the producers of NBC television's "Meet the Press" and Bob Simon of CBS' "60 Minutes." But so far, the IDF is not cooporating nor are they obeying orders from the Supreme Court to do so. And, of course, it benefits Israel to have these journalists only report from the Israeli perspective.
Keeping the foreign journalists in Israel, sources say, is good for Israel's image because the media is experiencing the war from the Israeli side. As soon as the IDF gets a hold in the Strip, it is expected that the IDF Spokesman will let Israeli and foreign journalists in with the army. For the time being, the only presence documenting events is the spokesman's office.The brutality of this invasion is being hidden from the world by the war-mongers running Israel. Sympathy for the Palestinian cause will only grow as a result of this aggressive and illegal move.