BBC writer who tweeted ‘Hitler was right’ is no longer with broadcaster

A BBC writer who in 2014 tweeted “#HitlerWasRight” about Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza is no longer working for the broadcaster, a spokesperson says.

Tala Halawa “no longer works for the BBC,” the spokesperson tells The Jewish Chronicle of London, without specifying what led to the termination of Halawa’s employment.

Last month, the BBC launched a probe following the surfacing of the tweet by Halawa, who was based in Ramallah. It read: “#Israel is more #Nazi than #Hitler! Oh, #HitlerWasRight #IDF go to hell. #prayForGaza.”

A screen capture of a tweet from 2014 by BBC journalist Tala Halawa in which she wrote ‘Hilter was right’ and that Israel is ‘more Nazi than Hilter.’ (Twitter via JTA)

In 2014, she was working for 24FM, a Palestinian radio station.

Last month, Halawa was credited on the BBC website for participating in the writing of an article titled “Israel-Gaza violence: The children who have died in the conflict” between Hamas and Israel, which reached a ceasefire on May 21 following 11 days of fighting.

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