Who is Tala Halawa?
Tala Halawa is a BBC journalist located in Ramallah, Palestine. She had tweeted ‘#HitlerWasRight in an anti-Israeli Defense Forces tweet, which has now been unearthed by a Twitter account, thus causing an internal investigation into the matter. Less than a week after the BBC had to issue a serious apology for unethical journalism from former reporter Martin Bashir, another journalist employed is under social media fire for allegedly anti-Semitic tweets from 2014.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 24, 2021
How old is Tala Halawa?
Tala Halawa is believed to be in her 30s.
Tala Halawa Wiki
According to her Twitter bio, Halawa is a BBC journalist located in Ramallah, Palestine. The Palestine Specialist for BBC Monitoring has recently been covering the Gaza conflict where she has already done a piece covering Bella Hadid’s stand on the conflict going on in the region.
Tala Halawa is a “digital journalist” for the @BBC.
Halawa directly influences and creates news content watched by many millions around the world.
In what world can someone like this work for a professional news outlet? pic.twitter.com/r2LIHmZfF2
— HonestReporting (@HonestReporting) May 23, 2021
Tala Halawa BBC
A screenshot of Halawa’s since-deleted tweet was shared by the account Honest Reporting who claim they promote “fairness and accuracy in media coverage of Israel.” The account shared the screenshots with the caption “Halawa directly influences and creates news content watched by many millions around the world. In what world can someone like this work for a professional news outlet?” A BBC spokesperson has since shared with Daily Mail Online:
“These tweets predate the individual’s employment with the BBC but we are nevertheless taking this very seriously and are investigating.”
In a Twitter post dated July 20, 2014, Halawa had written “Israel is more Nazi than Hitler”.
She also the Israeli Defence Force to “go to hell” along with the hashtag “#PrayForGaza” and “#HitlerWasRight” in the tweet.