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CNN Photo Editor resigns for anti-Semitic tweets



CNN image editor Mohammed Elshamy has withdrawn from the news organization after a network spokesman recently revealed a series of anti-Semitic tweets in 2011.

One of Elshamy's tweets is one that calls Jews "pigs" after it was two. In a bomb attack in Jerusalem in March 2011, 39 people were killed and injured.

"More than 4 Jewish pigs killed in #Jerusalem today by the explosion of the Palestinian bomb," he tweeted on March 23, 2011. This tweet spread in the social media sites on Thursday.

"Israel is the main enemy of the Egyptian people and will always remain, despite rulers licking Jewish legs." he wrote in another tweet.

The tweets were dug up by GOP agent Arthur Schwartz. [1

9659006] Hey @ CNNPR . You should have @KFILE investigate your employees' social media activity. He might find things like this jewel of CNN's @elshamyme which deal with "Jewish pigs" killed by Palestinian terrorists. pic.twitter.com/NwL2d78RME

– Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) July 25, 2019

CNN announced on Thursday night that it was the resignation of Elshamy accepted for which the network was set January.

"The network has accepted the resignation of an image editor who joined CNN earlier this year after the anti-Semitic statements he made in 2011 came to light," CNN spokesman Matt Dornic said. "CNN is committed to maintaining a workplace where every employee feels safe and free of discrimination, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion."

The Hill has asked Elshamy for comments.


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