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CNN photo editor resigns after tweet about death of 'Jewish pigs,' other anti-Semitic statements come to light

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He said he made the statements when he was 16 and "no longer" holds such views

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CNN accepted the resignation of photo editor Mohammed Elshamy on Thursday night after his tweet about four "Jewish pigs" killed by a "Palestinian bomb" and other anti-Semitic statements of his came to light, Mediaite reported.

"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," CNN said in a statement, according to Mediaite. "CNN is committed to maintaining a workplace in which every employee feels safe, secure and free from discrimination regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion."

What happened?

A number of individuals unearthed Elshamy's tweets. Here's a sampling:

Image source: Twitter screenshot

Image source: Twitter screenshot

Image source: Twitter screenshot

Ian Miles Cheong noted the following pair of tweets from Elshamy:

Image source: Twitter screenshot

Image source: Twitter screenshot, redacted

Elshamy also "celebrated" the removal of the Israeli flag from Israel's Embassy in Cairo in August 2011, the Washington Free Beacon said.

Image source: Twitter screenshot

Anything else?

Elshamy posted the following statement Friday on his Twitter page, apologizing for his "offensive and hateful comments" and noting he made them when he was 16 and "no longer" holds such views:

Image source: Twitter screenshot

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