Italian journalist, Francesca Borri, has allegedly interviewed the top Hamas leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar. However, Hamas sources accused Borri of lying about the nature of the interview. These sources told Al Jazeera, that the Italian journalist has merely taken photos with Sinwar and that the interview was conducted with his press office, via email. Moreover, Hamas accused Borri of lying about where the interview was set to be published. However, instead of appearing in the Italian and British newspapers, La Repubblica (where a version of the interview was in fact published) and the Guardian, she sold the interview to one of Israel’s most-read newspapers, Yedioth Ahronoth. Borri, a little-known journalist must have known that publishing an interview with Hamas’ leader in an Israeli Hebrew newspaper, without the permission of the movement is not only a violation of journalistic standards but is a political act par excellence. Expectedly, Hamas went on the defensive, explaining that they have been lied to and that Sinwar’s interview was never intended for an Israeli audience.