Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based network, has been providing the most comprehensive and authentic coverage of the ongoing war in Gaza. The network has been exposing the atrocities committed by Israel against the besieged Palestinian enclave, while Western media outlets have been accused of bias, distortion and omission.
According to the latest figures reported by the Palestinian health ministry, Palestine Red Crescent Society, and Israeli Medical Services, at least 11240 including 4630 children since October 7.
Al Jazeera has been documenting the human toll of the war, as well as the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in Gaza. The network has shown the devastating impact of Israeli air strikes on civilian infrastructure, such as hospitals, schools, media offices, power plants, and water facilities.
In contrast, Western media outlets have been criticized for their lack of balance, context, and accuracy in reporting on the Gaza war. Many have been accused of adopting Israel’s narrative, which portrays the war as a response to Hamas rocket attacks, and ignoring the root causes of the conflict, such as the illegal occupation, and colonization of Palestine. Some have also been accused of downplaying or omitting the disproportionate and indiscriminate violence inflicted by Israel on Gaza and failing to give voice to the Palestinian victims and perspectives.
Al Jazeera has also been exposing the complicity and silence of the international community, especially the United States and its allies, in enabling Israel’s aggression and impunity. The network has reported on the diplomatic efforts and initiatives to end the war, as well as the protests and solidarity movements around the world that are demanding justice and accountability for Palestine.
Al Jazeera has been facing threats and attacks from Israel and its supporters for its courageous and independent journalism. Despite these challenges, Al Jazeera has vowed to continue its mission of informing the world about the truth of Gaza and Palestine.