by Charles Hilu, Washington Free Beacon, January 11, 2024:
Journalists at CNN have slammed Israel in social media posts, with one calling out the “Zionist entity” online, according to a report from a media watchdog.
“Your precious ‘Israel’ … was injecting women of Ethiopian origin with the long-acting contraceptive (sterilizing them),” CNN producer Mohammed Abdelbary said in 2021 in a now-deleted X post. “You supporting the Zionist entity is the greatest insult to Black and Ethiopian culture one could make.”
Abdelbary joined CNN in 2021 and became a producer for its show Connect the World with Becky Anderson, according to pro-Israel watchdog HonestReporting, which revealed the 2021 X post.
The Abu Dhabi-based producer has contributed to the network’s coverage of Israel’s war on Hamas and has the lead byline on an October article focused on the plight of pregnant women in Gaza. That article said of Israel’s blockade of Gaza, following Hamas’s Oct. 7 terror attacks, that “human rights organizations have condemned the move as ‘collective punishment’ and ‘a war crime.’”
Abdelbary has made anti-Israel posts on social media as far back as 2014, when he said “f**k Israel” and that he hopes the country gets “crushed by the Palestinians.”
Another journalist named by HonestReporting is British cameraman Richard Harlow, who has claimed on social media that Israel is committing war crimes, including harvesting the organs of dead Palestinians.
“People are still talking about decapitated babies but no one’s talking about the Palestinian babies that HAVE been murdered BY the Israelis,” he reportedly wrote in one post. Harlow said on social media recently that he has been tasked with editing footage from a local Gazan correspondent for CNN, the watchdog said….
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