Top AP reporter in Gaza suspended for comparing Israel to Nazis, calling for its fall
October 16, 2023
The main Associated Press reporter in Gaza covering the war was suspended from his duties while the wire service looks into his previous social media posts, which include comments calling for the “fall” of Israel and comparing the world’s only Jewish state to Nazis.
Issam Adwan has made numerous comments against Israel, which were highlighted last week by Honest Reporting, an Israel media watchdog.
In an October 2022 post on X, formerly Twitter, Adwan said that Israel was a “racist regime that is so similar to the Nazis.” The post has since been deleted.
In another post from October 2022, Adwan said: “The Palestinian revolt against the Israeli oppression will be a triumph sooner rather than later. No matter how strong or well-supported by the other tyrants, every colonial system will be overthrown.”
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