According to Twitter and Google, an NBC journalist reported that he or she had personally witnessed an Israeli drone attack and fire on a hospital in Gaza. The eye witness report was at first included in this NBC News article, and read, “a NBC News journalist witnessed the attack on the hospital and said it had been fired by an Israeli drone.”
Since that report was published, though, the accusation has been scrubbed entirely from the article. The only evidence of the NBC journalist’s “eyewitness” accusation is the apparent insertion of this sentence:
Early reports from the ground had said an Israeli drone appeared responsible for the attack.
Since the reporting and subsequent scrubbing of this eyewitness report, the Israelis say they have confirmed that the Gazan hospital was hit by rockets fired in Gaza by Hamas, not by Israel or an Israeli drone.
It will take some time to discover who is really to blame for the hospital attack. In the meantime, a NBC News journalist made a very serious charge as an eyewitness against Israel only to try and memory-hole it later.
Added: A reader forwarded this tweet as further confirmation of an NBC journalist claiming to witness the Israeli attack:
UPDATE: IDF says air strike that hit near Gaza hospital not Israeli; NBC News journalist witnessing the bombing said it was Israeli drone.
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) July 28, 2014
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