Washington: A CNN journalist on the Israel-Gaza border created controversy Thursday when she tweeted that Israelis who could be heard cheering while a presumed rocket was landing in Gaza were “scum.”
After a report on Israelis troops moving into Gaza, CNN international correspondent Diana Magnay tweeted, “Israelis on the hill above Sderot as bombs land on Gaza; threatened to ‘destroy our car if I said wrong word’. Scum”
The tweet was deleted a short time later, but people were already attacking Magnay for the comment.
During her report, Magnay described the scene from the border. “It is an astonishing, macabre and awful thing to watch this display of fire in the air.”