The attack on October 7, when terrorists from the Hamas movement invaded Israel and killed 1,500 people, including women and children, is surprisingly well documented even by Muslim collaborators from the global agencies Reuters and Associated Press or The New York Times and CNN. This raises questions as to whether they knew about the attack in advance or were even involved in it. Israel’s Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir was even supposed to declare that all those involved in the attack would be treated as terrorists.
Description: A CNN photographer with one of the Hamas leaders
The atrocities of Hamas terrorists on October 7 were surprisingly well documented by photojournalists from the Gaza Strip who work for the Associated Press and Reuters news agencies or for CNN and The New York Times. The question arises as to what they were doing at the site in the early hours of Saturday morning and whether their superiors from the world’s intelligence agencies knew about their presence and documenting the massacre.
Some of the reporters even traveled on motorbikes with Hamas terrorists, holding grenades themselves. One of them was Hassan Eslaiah, a freelancer, who also works for CNN, as pointed out by honestreporting.com. In the past, he did not hesitate to take pictures with one of the leaders of Hamas, Yahya Sinwar, who was responsible for the planned massacre on October 7.
Israeli journalist Amit Segal questions whether grenades are common equipment for journalists working for the world’s intelligence agencies. “Hey AP, Reuters and CNN, what’s your Gaza freelancer Hassan Eslaiah doing on a motorcycle with a grenade, on his way to massacre women and children? Is the grenade part of the equipment you provide?” asks Segal.
Among other things, Eslaiah shared photos from the attack on the X network, where, for example, he is standing in front of an Israeli tank. He was not wearing a press vest or helmet, and the Arabic caption of his tweet read: “Live from inside Gaza settlements.” These posts were later deleted.
Other freelance journalists Ali Mahmud and Hatem Ali took pictures of women being carried into the Gaza Strip in the backs of terrorists’ cars. Photographers from the AP agency took a series of pictures where a mob of terrorists lynch to death an Israeli soldier pulled from a tank. The agency even designated the image as “photo of the day.”
But it is the presence of Muslim reporters in the opening hours of the attack that raises serious questions. Is it possible to assume that “journalists” just happened to appear early in the morning at the border without prior coordination with the terrorists? Or were they part of the plan? And how will their employers react to this now?
The leader of the Israeli opposition, Yair Lapid, also asks this. “Just as the international media always demand an answer from us, we now demand an answer from them. Who are these journalists? Were they involved in the attack? Did they know about him beforehand? And are you going to fire them?” asks Lapid.
Israel’s Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir was even supposed to declare that all those involved in the attack would be treated as terrorists. “The photographers who joined Hamas during the massacre are terrorists and will be treated as terrorists,” reports Israeli investor Eli David.
The Reuters agency therefore issued a statement denying that it had any prior knowledge of the planned attack. It is said that she hastily hired the aforementioned photographers only shortly after the attack, so that she could inform about the situation immediately. In the meantime, CNN management was to announce that it had ended all cooperation with the photographers who arrived in Israel with the terrorists.
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author: Jakub Makarovič
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