NBC News has cut ties with a Palestinian freelancer, Mirvat al-Azzeh (below), who was arrested in Israel on suspicion of inciting terror and identifying with a terrorist organization over her social media postings praising the October 7th attacks and urging even more attacks.
NY Post Mirvat al-Azzeh, who lives in East Jerusalem, was jailed Thursday after sharing four recent Facebook posts regarding Hamas’ sneak attack on Israel on Oct. 7 that killed more than 1,200 people, according to the Jerusalem Post.
NBC, owned by Comcast, said Monday that the journalist was no longer working with them. “Before we recently retained Marwat Azza for services as a freelance producer, we were not aware of her personal social media activity that provided the basis for the Israeli investigation,” an NBC spokesperson told The Post, using an alternate spelling of her name.
Billings Report Israel News has the details of the posts that sparked the arrest.
On October 7, Al-Azza put up posts on her personal Facebook account allegedly supporting Hamas terrorism. She wrote on the kidnapping of an elderly woman from a Gaza border community, “It’s killing me, it’s a black comedy, the old woman looks happy, a bit of action before she dies.”
In another post, she wrote: “Sirens all the time, the Jews are hiding and the Arabs are out drinking coffee on their balconies.” In yet another post, she wrote: “I feel like I’m watching a movie where the director is Palestinian and the protagonists are from Gaza.”
“These are very serious offenses during a time of declared war when the respondent lives and makes a living in the same country that is under attack and yet chooses to incite and glorify the horrible acts committed against civilians,” a police representative said during a hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ripped mainstream Western media — including Reuters, the Associated Press, CNN and the New York Times — for working with photojournalists embedded with Hamas during the Oct. 7 massacre. CNN ended up severing ties with a freelancer who was photographed getting a kiss from the terror group’s leader.