Evidence Of Media ‘Planters’ In Hamas Attack Emerges

Honest Reporting, a media watchdog, has stated that photographers from the Associated Press and Reuters were infiltrated with Hamas terrorists during the surprise terrorist assault against Israel on October 7. The photographs show terrorists breaking the gates to Kibbutz Kfar Aza, where people were caught off guard and many were murdered. Terrorists kidnapped civilians like Shani Louk and attacked Israeli tanks over the Gaza border, and photographers were there to capture it all on film.

The photographs make one wonder if the media outlets were in on the terrorist strikes and given advance notice.

The AP has named four photographers based in Gaza as the sources of the attack photos: Hassan Eslaiah, Yousef Masoud, Ali Mahmud, and Hatem Ali.

In 2021, it was found that the AP had shared office space with the terrorist group. Hassan Eslaiah, one of the photographers, was allegedly caught on camera kissing a prominent Hamas agent who is supposed to have been one of the principal planners of the deadly terrorist assaults.

The media watchdog wants the public to know how the photographer learned about the terrorist acts in real time. The coverage of the Israeli conflict by major news agencies, such as the New York Times, has been criticized for presenting Hamas’s bogus assertions as fact.

HonestReporting, an Israeli media watchdog organization, has questioned the motives of Palestinian photojournalists who covered the aftermath of the October 7 Hamas attack in Israel. Two Israeli lawmakers called for the journalists’ deaths after reading the report, prompting numerous major news outlets to issue statements on Thursday denying advance notice of the incident. These included CNN, The New York Times, The Associated Press, and Reuters.

Although HonestReporting did not directly accuse the corporations of any wrongdoing, it did imply that freelance photographers whose work had been used by the media may have been aware of the forthcoming attack and atrocities.

Yousef Masoud, whose photos of an Israeli tank taken by Hamas were used by the newspaper and AP, claimed ignorance, according to the New York Times. Reuters has utilized photographs from two freelancers it has never worked with: Mohammed Fayq Abu Mostafa and Yasser Qudih. The Times called the claim that its employees had advanced knowledge of the attacks or accompanied Hamas “untrue and obscene,” adding that it threatened the safety of journalists in Israel and Gaza.