ABC journalist Nour Haydar criticized for her social media posts regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: “Does she work for ABC or for Al-Jazeera? »
A senior ABC journalist has been accused of breaching the national broadcaster’s strict impartiality guidelines after sharing controversial tweets about the conflict in Israel and its aftermath in Australia.
Federal political reporter Nour Haydar shared the tweets after the Palestinian militant group Hamas launched a horrific terrorist attack on the Jewish homeland on Saturday, killing hundreds of innocent civilians.
ABC political reporter Nour Haydar has reposted numerous tweets about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in recent days.
Following the attacks, hundreds of protesters caused chaos outside the Sydney Opera House, shouting “gas the Jews” and “f*** the Jews”, prompting the New South Wales Premier , Chris Minns, to cancel an upcoming rally for a free Palestine.
Ms Haydar did not appear to support his decision to ban the upcoming protest and shared a message from Palestinian activist Randa Abdel-Fattah.
“How is it possible that Palestinians in Australia are being monitored for their language, their protests, their grief, being called animals, accused of supporting terrorism, portrayed as instigators, and that a Jewish organization Australian openly calls for genocide,” the reposted tweet states.
The comments follow the Australian Jewish Association’s support for airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza in retaliation for terrorist attacks on Israel.
According to the Gaza Health Ministry, the airstrikes killed more than 1,100 Palestinians. Authorities did not say how many civilians were among the dead.
“Pure evil must be eradicated from this earth. Flatten it,” wrote the Australian Jewish Association.
The political reporter (pictured) has worked for the ABC for six years and is based at Parliament House in Canberra.
“Sometimes, to eradicate pure evil, innocent people die. It’s sad that Hamas is hiding among the civilian population. It’s sad that they don’t love their own children to put them through this. This is a double war crime.
Ms Haydar’s recent online activity caught the attention of 2GB presenter Ray Hadley.
“I don’t know if this is covered by ABC’s social media policy, but she reposted a number of them,” he told listeners.
“So we need to check with the head of the ABC to see if Nour Hadar’s messages, even if they are not his own words, contravene the ABC and its policy on publications on social networks.”
Another retweet shared by Ms Haydar came from the Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent, Bethan McKernan, who said: “Initial reports of Israeli settlers opening fire indiscriminately on a crowd of Palestinians in Qusra, near Nablus. »
A third retweet from Human Rights Watch states: “The deliberate killings of civilians, hostage-taking, and collective punishment are heinous crimes that have no justification. »
With Hadley, some Australians were quick to call out Ms Haydar for her retweets.
“Does Nour Haydar work for ABC or Al-Jazeera? I’m delighted to see taxpayers’ money paying for the salary of a clearly biased ABC reporter.
Another person added: ABC racist Nour Haydar’s TwiXter feed makes her look like a PR agent for Hamas terrorists. The kind of dribbles she retweets, all day long, at our expense. Why are ABC activists supporting terrorists at our expense?
An ABC spokeswoman did not respond to questions about whether the retweets were appropriate or whether any action would be taken.
“This is a personal social media account, not an ABC account or ABC content,” she told Daily Mail Australia.
“All staff must adhere to ABC’s social media guidelines.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ms Haydar and the ABC for comment.