Social media posts from 2011 show CNN photo editor and write Mohammed Elshamy praising the death of “Jewish pigs”.
The Washington Examiner notes, “The tweet was an apparent reference to the March 23, 2011 bombing of a crowded Jerusalem bus stop that injured 39 people and killed two, not four. Among them was a 14-year-old girl who remained unconscious in the hospital for six years until her death in 2017.”
In another tweet from 2011, Elshamy said, "Israel is the main enemy for the people of Egypt and shall always remain rulers who lick Jewish legs."
In a series of tweets from 2010-2012, Elshamy also praised the terrorist organization Hamas, used "Zionists" as a slur, and also appeared to downplay the Holocaust.
CNN initially refused to comment, then last night the network announced that it accepted the resignation of Elshamy.
They put out a weak statement saying “the network has accepted the resignation of a photo editor, who joined CNN earlier this year, after anti-Semitic statements he'd made in 2011 came to light.CNN is committed to maintaining a workplace in which every employee feels safe, secure and free from discrimination regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.”