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New York Times sacks Gaza journalist for expressing support for Palestinian resistance

MEMO | October 6, 2022

Palestinian photojournalist, Hosam Salem, has been fired by the New York Times for expressing support for Resistance against Israeli occupation. The Gaza- based journalist has been working as a freelancer for the American outlet since 2018, but was dismissed after a dossier compiled by a pro-Israel group, accusing Salem of anti-Semitism, was presented to the Times.

Since joining the Times, Salem has been covering critical events in Gaza, such as the weekly protests at the border fence with Israel. He carried out an investigation into the Israeli killing of field nurse Razan Al-Najjar and, more recently, the May 2021 Israeli offensive on the Gaza strip, which killed at least 254 Palestinians, including 66 children, 39 women and 17 elderly people.

Details of his dismissal were revealed by Salem himself on Twitter. He said that the decision to fire him was made based on a report prepared by a Dutch editor – who obtained Israeli citizenship two years ago – for a website called “Honest Reporting”. The anti-Palestinian group is a staunch supporter of Israel and is often accused of peddling false narratives in Western media about Israel’s human rights violations.

Salem said that the dossier used by the Times to dismiss him used examples of social media posts in which he expressed support for Palestinian Resistance against Israeli occupation. “My aforementioned posts also spoke of the resilience of my people and those who were killed by the Israeli army – my cousin included – which “Honest Reporting” described as ‘Palestinian terrorists,'” said Salem on Twitter.

Salem claims that the editor of the dossier later wrote an article stating that he had succeeded in sacking three Palestinian journalists working for the Times in the Gaza Strip, based on allegations of anti-Semitism.

“Not only has “Honest Reporting” succeeded in terminating my contract with The New York Times, it has also actively discouraged other international news agencies from collaborating with me and my two colleagues,” Salem continued, while warning of the silencing of Palestinian voices.

“What is taking place is a systematic effort to distort the image of Palestinian journalists as being incapable of trustworthiness and integrity, simply because we cover the human rights violations that the Palestinian people undergo on a daily basis at hands of the Israeli army.”

October 6, 2022 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance, Mainstream Media, Warmongering | , , , ,


  1. Well, it’s not surprising that a Palestinian journalist has been ‘fired’ by the New York Times, but it is surprising that he was employed by them in the first place.
    As if the ‘Israeli’s’ at the NY Times cared what the Palestinians think about anything?

    When it comes to “Anti-Semitism”, the ‘Israeli’s’, can ‘Hate’ just as much as the Palestinians.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | October 6, 2022 | Reply

  2. Yes, Brian, quite agree. Yet this is another stark (and useful) example of a Zionist twisting the truth in order to hide their conjoint crimes and utter disregard for Palestinian lives and suffering. It is a Genocidal virus maliciously infecting Global media, minds and policies. They have stolen America, why on Earth do they also need to steal Palestine? The ‘God-given’ myth has been exposed as another hoax.

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    Comment by jbthring | October 7, 2022 | Reply

  3. Yes, again, to the first comment, and perhaps the now-fired journalist was hired as a token, or perhaps to twist him around to the party line. The true motto of the NYT is not “All the News That’s Fit to Print” but “All the news that we fits our tribal bias.”

    Shun the New York Times.

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    Comment by michael | October 7, 2022 | Reply

  4. NYT, too Israeled up, not a fair-minded publication.

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    Comment by William J Whitt | October 7, 2022 | Reply

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