A CNN reporter covering hostilities between the Israelis-Palestinians was forced to apologize after calling Israelis “scum” in a since-deleted tweet.
CNN International correspondent Diana Magnay referred to a group of Israelis as “scum” after she claimed that they were standing on a hill near the town of Sderot cheering as bombs landed in Gaza, according to a screen-shot of the comment captured by National Review.
“Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #Gaza; threaten to ‘destroy our car if I say a word wrong’. Scum,” Magnay tweeted and then quickly deleted, though it was retweeted nearly 250 times before being taken down.
Magnay has been removed from covering the conflict and CNN issued an apology for her tweet.
“She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew,” a CNN spokeswoman was quoted as saying in the press. “She certainly meant no offense to anyone beyond that group, and she and CNN apologize for any offense that may have been taken.”
Magnay will now cover Russia, according to reports.