CNN photo editor resigns over anti-Semitic tweets

Mohammed Elshamy has been with CNN about six months — and that’s all longer it’ll be.

Elshamy was, as of about an hour ago, a CNN photo editor based in the network’s headquarters in Atlanta. Earlier today, old tweets resurfaced of the photographer, saying awful, anti-Semitic things, such as calling people “Jewish pigs,” as well as celebrating a terrorist attack in 2011 at a bus stop in Jerusalem, as reported by Mediaite.

Under pressure, he has resigned.

In a statement provided to CNN’s Brian Stelter, a spokesperson with the network said, “The network has accepted the resignation of a photo editor, who joined CNN earlier this year, after anti-Semitic statements he’d made in 2011 came to light.”

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