CNN has removed one of its reporters covering the Israel-Hamas conflict after she tweeted that Israelis cheering missile strikes in Gaza and whom she said threatened her were “scum,” the Huffington Post reported.
Diana Magnay reported live Thursday night as Israel commenced its ground operation in Gaza while around her, a group of Israelis cheered the missile strikes in the background. She tweeted afterward, ”Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #gaza; threaten to ‘destroy our car if I say a word wrong’. Scum,” later deleting it.
“After being threatened and harassed before and during a liveshot, Diana reacted angrily on Twitter,” a CNN spokeswoman told the Huffington Post in a statement.
“She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew,” the spokeswoman said. “She certainly meant no offense to anyone beyond that group, and she and CNN apologize for any offense that may have been taken.”
Magnay has been reassigned to Moscow, the spokeswoman said.