CNN photo editor Mohammed Elshamy resigned on Thursday following the resurfacing of a series of anti-Semitic tweets he posted in 2011.
‘More than 4 jewish pigs killed in Jerusalem today by the Palestinian bomb explode,’ Mohammed Elshamy wrote in 2011. The tweet was referring to a terrorist bombing at a bus stop near the Jerusalem central bus station which killed four, including a 14-year old girl who succumbed to her injuries in 2017 after remaining unconscious for six years, and wounded 39.
New York Jewish Republican consultant Aruther Schwartz discovered Elshamy’s tweets on Thursday and questioned CNN how they hired him in the light of the fact that the anti-Semitic tweets were publicly available on Elshamy’s Twitter account.
CNN did not respond to queries on how Elshamy, 25, was hired or whether they were aware of the tweets before they hired him. Elshamy, who has worked for CNN since 2019, has since changed his Twitter account status to private and resigned from the news outlet.
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