Taliban spokesman’s interview to Israeli media, what are the facts?
Photo: Photo of Sohail Shaheen taken from Cannes TV
screenTaliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen gave an interview to Israeli TV yesterday during which he spoke about Afghanistan’s comprehensive policy. Upon learning the facts from Sama Digital, it had been revealed that Sohail Shaheen was unaware that he was lecture an Israeli media
.Sohail Shaheen told Cannes reporter Ravi Qais that the rights of minorities in Afghanistan would be protected during the Taliban era. He has made similar assurances for the protection of carpet trader Zabulon Semantov, referred to as “Afghanistan’s last Jew”
.How was the interview conducted by Israel?Can News may be a division of the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation and therefore the country’s third largest newscasting brand. However, it’s broadcast only in Hebrew, which is why it’s not documented internationally. For this reason, when reporter Rui Qais contacted Taliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen, he benefited.The Times of Israel says Shaheen was interviewed on the phone and didn’t realize he was lecture Israeli TV.Kan News also admitted that he didn’t reveal his identity to a Taliban spokesman.According to the days of Israel, Rois Qais admitted that
“we presented ourselves because the Cannes news , but we didn’t insist that we are an Israeli media outlet.”Kan News has presented an audio interview during a report which shows various footage of Taliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen talking on different TV stations. Management confirms that Sehil Shaheen has personally given an interview to Kan News.In his tweet, Sohail Shaheen said that he had not interviewed anyone who introduced himself as being from the Israeli media.