What if Honest Reporting hadn’t revealed anything about Fady Hanona? Would he still be working for the Times? Sure. They’re only concerned about this kind of behavior when they get caught.
The New York Times cut ties with Gaza-based stringer Fady Hanona after Honest Reporting uncovered a string of his antisemitic social media posts, the watchdog said Saturday.
Honest Reporting published a list of post by Hanona, who was a contributor to at least six articles published by the Times during the latest flareup of violence in the Gaza Strip.
Most recently, he shared a now-deleted propaganda video of terrorist groups in Jenin on Facebook, calling on Palestinians to return to “the culture of fighting and killing Israelis.”
“I don’t accept a Jew, Israeli or Zionist, or anyone else who speaks Hebrew. I’m with killing them wherever they are: children, elderly people, and soldiers,” Hanona wrote. “The Jews are sons of the dogs… I am in favor of killing them and burning them like Hitler did. I will be so happy.”…
Then, on August 18, 2014 – days before a ceasefire took effect between Israel and Hamas — he urged the Palestinian “resistance” to reject a truce and continue its missile attacks on Tel Aviv, which had at that point already cost the lives of five civilians. In another post from the same month, he went as far as invoking Adolf Hitler to support his point about the strength of Gazan fighters. “As Hitler said, give me a Palestinian soldier and a German weapon, and I will make Europe crawl.”
According to Honest Reporting, Hanona has also been hired by the BBC, The Guardian, and VICE News. The wathdog has called on the media outlets to terminate his employment as well.