Israel Outraged Over Forced Egyptian TV Interview of Released Prisoner

Egyptian anchorwoman Shahira Amin, who came under for her insensitive interview with Gilad Shalit moments after he was released from Hamas captivity, told BBC network that she was unaware that Shalit was forced to submit to an interview.

Responding to harsh criticism of what was described by many media outlets as a “cruel” interview, Amin said she asked to conduct the interview, and was simply told it would be arranged. However, it was not confirmed until the last moment, she said, adding she did not realize it was a forced interview.

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