|The world is watching with grief and horror as we end the second week of the Israel-Gaza war. Our reporters and sources on the frontlines, who are offering up information as their world crumbles around them, tell us that life in Gaza remains dangerous, difficult, and demoralizing.
As journalists, we cannot control the actions of foreign leaders or our own lawmakers—many of whom have disappointed us this week with their decisions about the war—but we can prioritize the need to tell the truth, no matter how painful.
Horrifying allegations have been made by mainstream news outlets and on social media this week, Musa al-Gharbi, a sociologist at Stony Brook University, explains in his latest piece for The Nation. “For those who would like to minimize unnecessary suffering and death, it is critical to respond to information warfare with solid facts,” he urges. “Truth, as they say, is the first casualty of war.”