A journalist who worked for NBC was arrested by Israeli police in East Jerusalem on suspicion of inciting terrorism on October 7.
She was celebrating the Hamas terrorist attacks against Israel on social media as they happened, saying things like “Sirens all the time, the Jews are hiding and the Arabs are out drinking coffee on their balconies.”
NBC says this terrorist sympathizer “will not be contributing to our coverage going forward.”
Here’s more from National Review:
An NBC journalist was arrested on suspicion of inciting terrorism in connection with several social-media posts she published on October 7, during the Hamas terror attacks. | @brittybernstein https://t.co/1YUzPeJvds
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An East Jerusalem–based NBC journalist was arrested last week on suspicion of inciting terrorism and identifying with a terrorist organization in connection with several social-media posts she published on October 7, during the Hamas terror attacks.
Marwat Al-Azza, a freelance producer who started working with the network shortly before the war began, wrote in response to the kidnapping of an elderly woman, “It’s killing me, it’s a black comedy, the old woman looks happy, a bit of action before she dies,” Haaretz reported.
“Sirens all the time, the Jews are hiding and the Arabs are out drinking coffee on their balconies,” she wrote in another post.
“I feel like I’m watching a movie where the director is Palestinian and the protagonists are from Gaza,” another message read.
Police told the Jerusalem Magistrate Court that the posts were “inciting and glorying the horrible acts committed against civilians,” the Jerusalem Post reported. Authorities said she cooperated fully with police and admitted to writing the posts. She “arrived ready for arrest,” according to the report.
“The woman in question is an ordinary woman, who works as a journalist and whose work is important to us all,” al-Azza’s attorney said, according to the report.
“She was asked during her investigation about her employment. I believe she admitted to all the deeds described to her, and cooperated fully with the investigation. She did not attempt to conceal the offenses or claim that her accounts had been hacked. Even when she didn’t have a mobile phone, which is the main tool involved, she still said, ‘Yes, those are my posts.’”
Her last story for the outlet, which said newborns at the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City were dying amid a lack of resources, was published on November 12.
NBC said in a statement to National Review that Al-Azza “will not be contributing to our coverage going forward.”
“The investigation of Ms. Azza is unrelated to NBC News. It is based on her personal Facebook posts that predate her time with us as a freelancer. We were not aware of those posts before we engaged Ms. Azza four weeks ago,” the statement added.
The arrest comes after CNN suspended ties with freelance photojournalist Hassan Eslaiah after a photo purportedly showed a top Hamas leader kissing the photographer on the cheek.
Watchdog group HonestReporting published the photo of Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar, who masterminded the October 7 massacre, kissing Eslaiah. The group reported that Eslaiah and other photojournalists were embedded with Hamas terrorists on the day they attacked Israel last month.
“We are aware of the article and photo concerning Hassan Eslaiah, a freelance photojournalist who has worked with a number of international and Israeli outlets. While we have not at this time found reason to doubt the journalistic accuracy of the work he has done for us, we have decided to suspend all ties with him,” CNN said.
I know you’re totally shocked the garbage media has Hamas sympathizers working for them. I think it was just the other day that the LA Times had to ban staffers from covering the Hamas-Israel war after they wrote an open letter accusing Israel of “apartheid” and “ethnic cleansing.” And Joe Biden’s own staffers were marching out in DC recently criticizing him siding with Israel’s right to self defense and not demanding a ceasefire.
So yeah, this is totally NOT a shock. If guarantee you that there are plenty more like this antisemite working for them.